Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the conviction of Corey Demetrius Green, 35, on the charges of MURDER, FELONY MURDER, ARMED ROBBERY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY, and POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON. A Fulton County Superior Court Jury found Green guilty on March 14, 2018.
On October 29, 2013, surveillance video at the Shell gas station at 3195 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway showed Christopher Peek, 36, pulling up to a gas pump in his Honda Accord. He exited the vehicle to greet Green and an unknown man. A short time later, the three entered Peek’s car. The video then appeared to show Green exit the car and open the rear passenger side door where the unknown man was sitting. Video showed muzzle flashes coming from the rear passenger seat of the car. Green and the unknown man ran off with a bag of cash. Peek was found dead inside the car with multiple gunshot wounds. Shell casings were found inside the car, on the ground, and in the street.
Assistant District Attorney Scott McAfee said, “At its core, this case is about betrayal. Chris Peek was set-up by someone he knew, someone he trusted. Peek would not have died that day but for the actions of the defendant.” Sentencing will be scheduled at a later time.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Todd Markle presided over the case. Assistant District Attorney Scott McAfee prosecuted the case with support from Assistant District Attorney Earnelle Winfrey and Investigator’s Carol Holt and Troy Grigsby from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Investigation’s Unit. Mike Willis, from the Atlanta Police Department, was the Lead Detective on the case.