Charles Payne, 17, wanted by Clayton County Police

Overview:

Police describe Payne as 6 feet 1 inch tall and 148 pounds, and say he is "a known gang member....known to carry a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous." Anyone with information as to Payne's whereabouts is urged to call the Clayton County Police Department at (770) 477-3747 or dial 911.

The Clayton County Police Department says Charles Jakobe Santana Payne, 17, is their suspect in the March 2 officer-involved shooting at Windjammer Plaza in College Park.

CCPS says Payne allegedly snatched $500 from a victim’s pocket and ran off. The victim chased Payne and got into a fight trying to get his money back, according to police. That’s when they say CCPD Ofc. Richey pulled up: “As Officer Richey approached the altercation, Payne produced and shot his firearm at the victim and Officer Ryan Richey, which caused them both to be struck by the bullet.”

Despite his wound, Richey rendered assistance to the victim at the scene. Richey was hospitalized and later released.

Police describe Payne as 6 feet 1 inch tall and 148 pounds, and say he is “a known gang member….known to carry a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information as to Payne’s whereabouts is urged to call the Clayton County Police Department at (770) 477-3747 or dial 911.

Law enforcement officials should call Det. T. Moore at (770) 477-3641.


Previously, CCPD had misidentified Arterio Crumbley as the suspect, based on witness statements. On April 13, CCPD announced that Crumbley is not the suspect in this incident and that the charges against him had been dropped.

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.