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Police: Georgia man posed for picture with stack of cash moments before his murder

January 4, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police: Georgia man posed for picture with stack of cash moments before his murder

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A Georgia man who was gunned down during a robbery had posed for a picture with a stack of cash just moments before his murder.

Justuss Rogers was shot and killed outside of a home in DeKalb County on October 23rd.

Authorities said the 26-year-old got into an altercation with several people and was trying to drive away when he was killed.

On Thursday, Detective V.R. Van Hees testified that Rogers had been driving around with Lakoaia Johnson, 20, on the day of the shooting to sell cell phones.

At one point, he posed for a picture of him holding a stack of money. Johnson sent the photo in a group chat with other men, who then decided to rob the victim, theĀ Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to Van Hees, Johnson convinced Rogers to take her to a home on South Hairston Road.

When they got there, a man pulled Johnson out of the car and shot on the victim.

Rogers crashed as he was trying to flee.

“It’s sickening to know that people are so cold and cruel that they’ll do something like this,” his mother Tiffany Terry said. “They’re robbing his car, leaving him for dead.”

Johnson was taken into custody along with 18-year-old Gregory Montgomery and 17-year-old Shamar Davis, who allegedly told authorities that “there was a setup going on in the group chat” and implicated Montgomery.

All three were booked into the DeKalb County Jail on murder and armed robbery charges.

Investigators are still looking for the shooter and another person who was in the chat.

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