Chamblee police search for two men connected to deadly QT shooting

CHAMBLEE, Ga – Chamblee Police have identified two men wanted in connection with last month’s murder of an aspiring musician at a local convenience store.

“We recovered the vehicle in an apartment complex in Sandy Springs, we’ve also identified two of the persons involved in the shooting deaths of Andrew Spencer,” said Captain Ernesto Ford with the Chamblee Police Department.

According to the arrest warrant, Jilani Ade Bakhari and Leroy Starr Copney are suspects in the Dec. 30, 2016, shooting death of Andrew Spencer at the QuikTrip located at 4050 Buford Highway

The arrest warrants further states 45 year old Leroy Starr Copney retrieved a handgun from the Maserati and waited for two victims to leave the QT, ultimately shooting and killing Spencer.

Maserati believed involved in Chamblee QT murder of musician recovered in. Sandy Springs

The arrest warrant states both Copney and Bakhari are members of the Blood Gang with ties to their home state New York.

“Armed and dangerous, they both have extensive criminal histories,” said Captain Ford about suspects Copney and Bakhari.

According to the police report, on Dec. 30, 2016, a Chamblee police officer pulled into the gas station to get gas at around 3:20 a.m. when he noticed a group of men around the front door and gas pumps who appeared to be in a confrontation. Police said moments later, four to five shots were fired.

The officer pursued a car he thought was occupied by a suspect but later found out was not involved. He then returned to the scene and discovered the victim.



By Lena Sullivan 01/04/2017 09:55:00

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