Authorities in Georgia say they have arrested a 34-year-old Stone Mountain man on suspicion of shooting a woman and her son in front of two small children.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Damien “Day-Day” Armstead is a convicted felon accused of breaking into a home in Decatur.
In a statement released after his arrest, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the incident occurred on Monday near an apartment complex on Citrus Court.
Investigators believe Armstead forced his way inside the victims’ unit and shot the mother and son. An infant and an older child were present but physically unharmed.
The two victims were transported to an area hospital, where they received treatment for what officials called “serious injuries.”
According to WAGA, both are expected to survive the attack.
Further description of the victims or the extent of their injuries was not provided in initial police statements.
He was apprehended in Clarkston, where authorities found him in a wooded area.
Armstead’s previous criminal record includes a 15-month stint at Dodge State Prison for a drug conviction.
In connection with the latest arrest, he is expected to face criminal charges including multiple counts of aggravated assault and first-degree child cruelty as well as aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a felon, and home invasion.
He was booked into jail without bond following his arrest.
[Featured image: Damien Armstead, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office]