Security guard shot and killed at Stonecrest car dealership, police search for 5 suspects

Security guard shot and killed at Stonecrest car dealership, police search for 5 suspects

This surveillance image released by DeKalb County police shows suspects in the murder of a security guard on Feb. 19, 2022. (DeKalb County Police Department)

Police in DeKalb County are searching for five people seen in surveillance images after a security guard was shot and killed late Saturday night in Stonecrest.

Officers responded around 11 p.m. to a car dealership in the 8400 block of Mall Parkway after receiving a report of a person shot. The DeKalb County Police Department said they found the security guard at the location had been shot.

The guard was rushed to an area hospital where he later died. Kyla Rushton identified the victim as her husband, 24-year-old Henry Ashley. 

“My mission right now is to get these people to be caught for him to have justice,” Rushton told FOX 5’s Rob DiRienzo. “For my son to feel like his dad was doing what he was trying to fight for.”

Rushton said the murder left their 4-year-old son fatherless. 

This surveillance image released by DeKalb County police shows suspects in the murder of a security guard on Feb. 19, 2022.

This surveillance image released by DeKalb County police shows suspects in the murder of a security guard on Feb. 19, 2022. (DeKalb County Police Department)

Police released an image of five people walking through the parking lot. Investigators are hoping someone recognizes at least one of the individuals.

“I need to know why they did it,” she said, trying to breathe through the tears. “Why did they shoot him without him having anything on him? Was he worth more than a car to them?

She said as far as she knew, no cars were stolen from the dealership. No arrests have been made.

This composite photo from a surveillance image released by DeKalb County police shows suspects in the murder of a security guard on Feb. 19, 2022.

This composite photo from a surveillance image released by DeKalb County police shows suspects in the murder of a security guard on Feb. 19, 2022. (DeKalb County Police Department)

Rushton said her and Ashley were getting ready to buy a new home together, now she doesn’t know what the future holds.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 770-724-7850 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.

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