Driver crashes into house after gunman opens fire in DeKalb neighborhood

Annittra Rutledge said she was still in bed when she heard the gunfire and subsequent crash. Then, she heard a beating at the door and looked at her security cameras.

“The guy that got shot, I saw two of his sons at my door, but I didn’t see him until I looked further over … and he was just kind of leaning on my car,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

At another nearby house, a woman who asked not to be identified said her daughter was just getting home from work when they heard the gunshots and a “big boom.”

“I looked out my bedroom window, and I literally saw people running down the street, shooting guns like a movie. ‘Pow! Pow!’ she recounted. “I, being gullible, thought, ‘Oh, it’s the police!’”

“It was literally like I was in a action-packed movie,” she added.

The woman closed the blinds and told everyone in the house to get on the floor. Then, the shooting stopped.

“I looked back out the window and saw that my daughter’s car was gone,” she said.

Her daughter’s immediate thought was that someone stole her car, but when they went outside, they noticed the victim’s SUV “had taken out two mailboxes and taken my daughter’s car, up through our yard to the left of our house, into our neighbor’s house.”

She said her daughter’s car was totaled in the wreck, which has left her daughter distraught because it was a gift from her grandfather. She soon discovered the loud boom they heard was the car crashing into her house.

“You can literally stand inside that bedroom and see outside, and you can see the car — the SUV from that bedroom,” she said.

Just moments earlier, back at Rutledge’s house, she and her husband had opened the door to let the victim inside, “but it wasn’t that easy to get him in the house,” she said. He had multiple gunshot wounds and was in pain.

She and her husband then began trying to administer first aid as they both called 911 but were on hold for several minutes, she said.

“It kept saying ‘Don’t hang up, don’t hang up’ or ‘if you hang up it’s gonna delay your call,” she said.

Help arrived within 10 minutes after the call was finally answered.

“As he was sitting at the kitchen table he was kinda fading away,” Rutledge said, “but we kept trying to get him together. I gave him some water.”

As for her neighbor, the woman said there are “some real serious decisions to make.”

“This is a quiet neighborhood. We’re like a family, so that’s why everybody is out today, you know, supporting each other,” she said. “We do family things, we have events. And so, this is really shaking us up.”

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A close review of all the evidence, including the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture. Mr. Zulu was shot in the back during the shooting and nearly lost his life, and is still recovering from the nearly fatal injuries he sustained that evening. Mr. Zulu was at his place of business that might and had every reason to defend himself. In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he is licensed to carry. Mr. Zulu fully cooperated with law enforcement officials and their investigation, and voluntarily turned himself in once he teared of the arrest warrants. 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The U.S. Army veteran told the jury he knew Jahangard was standing there, but that he underestimated the turning radius of his Mercedes as he tried pulling into the driveway.","_id":"6MIGJT3VVVAL5ALDO5ECAZ7UHQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663506841200,"type":"text","content":"“I see it in my head every day,” he told the Fulton County jury. “It’s a mistake that I have struggled with for three years.”","_id":"QNXX53NP25BCFCW2YSXRY32OR4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663506841201,"type":"text","content":"Footage of the fatal wreck was captured on two cameras: one clip from the dashboard of a passing work truck and another from a home’s security camera across the street. The video appeared to show Schmitt quickly turn left across traffic on River Valley Road, hitting Jahangard as he stood next to three trash bins at the edge of the driveway.","_id":"QSM7TMINPJFEJAVP5SYFTQIVFQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663506841202,"type":"text","content":"The two had exchanged words moments earlier when Schmitt doubled back and questioned Jahangard from his car, he said.","_id":"5DMGYDIQSNA2DAHUVXEHUFH47U","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"MES7CI7JFRFSPJJUAMSV54KCGQ","type":"interstitial_link","content":"Metro Atlanta attorney charged with murder testifies in his own defense","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/metro-atlanta-attorney-charged-with-murder-testifies-in-his-own-defense/2WV3GWUVCBELLBWYHJOI7UMKZE/","_id":"KMOLD2OBSVCDBG7DUOQSZDLELU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1663506841203,"type":"text","content":"“I was shocked. 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*** MISSING PERSON ***nnYolanda Brown left her home in Covington on Friday, September 2, 2022, and has not returned....

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