Malik Davis was arrested in connection with the shooting death of 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez, who was killed as he slept in his Carrollton, Ga., home.
The teen was found dead in his bed in the family’s home on Chancery Lane on Sunday. He had just celebrated his 13th birthday the day before he had been murdered.
Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dodd said Malik Davis, 17, was arrested Sunday night and charged with murder, burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes.
Dodd said Nizzear Rodriguez’s shooting could have been a case of mistaken identity.
WSB-TV reports three more people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the teen’s murder: Kenneth Wheat, 21, charged with murder and burglary; Jackquline Leann Freeman, 24, also charged with murder; and Oleida Ward, 34, for making false statments during the investigation.