“Drum Gun Killers” bragged about crimes on social media and posed with stolen cars
Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the 48-count INDICTMENT, by a Fulton County Grand Jury, of 15-year-old KORDALE MILIAM “JUKE,” 17-year-old LOVETT TENNIE “BUG,” 16-year-old IMAN WEEMS “MON,” and 17-year-old MIKE WASHINGTON “LIL MIKE.”
Between February 11, 2017, and March 7, 2017, the four defendants, the “Gun Drum Killers” who are members of the “GSHINE” aka “Gangster Killer Bloods” criminal street gang, terrorized Southwest Atlanta during a crime spree that ultimately led to the MURDERS of (2) two victims, and the ARMED ROBBERRIES/CARJACKINGS of (9) nine other victims. On Friday, November 16, 2018, Miliam, Tennie, Weems, and Washington were all indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury.
The crime spree started on February 11, 2017, when the defendants attempted to rob a victim at gunpoint on Charlestown Drive in Southwest Atlanta. Minutes later along Herschel Road, they successfully robbed a different victim at gunpoint of his wallet, cell phone, and credit card. On February 20, 2017, the defendants robbed another man at gunpoint and hijacked his Volkswagen Jetta on Promenade Way in College Park. Two days later, on February 22, 2017, on Browns Mills Road, the defendants robbed a female victim at gunpoint. During that incident, they stole her wallet. On February 28, 2017, the defendants robbed another woman at gunpoint and hijacked her red Mercedes in East Point. Through the course of the investigation, Instagram posts and other cell phone photographs were discovered that showed the defendants and their friends posing in and around the stolen car. On March 1, 2017, the defendants held a male victim at gunpoint and stole his Mazda vehicle along Old Jonesboro Road in Hapeville. A day later, on March 2, 2017, the defendants committed another armed robbery on Sierra Road in Atlanta in which they stole the victim’s money, driver’s license, and cell phone. That same day along Sable Trail in Atlanta, the defendants used semi-automatic weapons to rob a male victim at gunpoint and hijack his Dodge Charger. Most of the victims were robbed at home in their driveways.
Sometime between March 2, 2017, and March 3, 2017, the defendants murdered 26-year-old Newton Gordon who was sitting in a vehicle parked in the driveway of his friend’s home on Stonewall Lane in Atlanta. Several days later, on March 7, 2017, the defendants attempted to rob a male victim at an address on Sable View in Atlanta. As they approached the victim, he began to fire upon the defendants. The group returned gunfire, and in the process, 16-year-old Jerren Carmichael, a fellow gang member who was participating in the armed robbery, was shot in the head. The four defendants drove Carmichael to Atlanta Medical Center South and fled the scene. Carmichael died at the hospital 12 days later. Miliam, Tennie, and Weems have all been arrested, but Washington is still on the run.
The defendants are all members of the criminal street gang called “GSHINE” aka “Gangster Killer Bloods,” which is a subset of the “Bloods” gang. Violent hijackings and armed robberies are the hallmarks of this group. In this case, these four defendants are referred to as the “Drum Gun Killers” based on the type of semi-automatic weapon that was used during the crimes. The machine gun has a “drum-like” magazine that distinguishes it from other similar weapons. The gun was captured in Instagram photos posted by the defendants during the crime spree.
Miliam, Tennie, Weems, and Washington face (48) counts in the indictment including:
- PARTICIPATION IN CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACTIVITY
- FELONY MURDER
- ARMED ROBBERY
- HIJACKING A MOTOR VEHICLE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
- CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY
- AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
- CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND SECOND DEGREE
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY
- ARSON IN THE SECOND DEGREE
- TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
- POSSESSION OF PISTOL BY PERSON UNDER AGE OF 18
- FLEEING A POLICE OFFICER
A copy of the indictment will be available when it is certified and filed with the
FULTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CLERK’S OFFICE