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Grand jury indicts suspect in Christmas Eve shooting

A Brookhaven man facing murder charges in connection with a Christmas Eve shooting was indicted by the grand jury last week.

Yaquilla Washington, 27, of 505 Vanzie Street, was arrested on Dec. 24 in connection with the shooting death of Demetrius Wilson that took place in Cloverdale. Washington was served with the indictment on March 24.

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Police say Wilson had returned to the Cloverdale area from shopping his girlfriend and noticed a man looking at him. Wilson and Washington allegedly engaged in a short conversation before Wilson and his girlfriend drove to another house in Cloverdale.

The girlfriend told police she entered a house and when she returned to the car she heard an argument between the two men followed by Washington allegedly shooting Wilson with a Smith & Wesson .38 special handgun.

Washington has also been indicted with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Washington was previously convicted of grand theft larceny in 2010.

Washington’s bond has been set at $2.5 million. He remains in jail.

Washington now awaits arraignment where he will either hire a lawyer or be appointed a public defender.