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Man wanted for shooting 2-year-old surrenders to police

12:01 AM, Jul 4, 2013   |    comments
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Chazrel Burton (Courtesy of DeKalb County Police Department)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The suspect in a shooting that wounded a 2-year-old at a Stone Mountain Kroger in June has turned himself in. 

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21-year-old Chazerel Burton surrendered to DeKalb County police on Wednesday afternoon. Burton was wanted on three counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal damage to property. 

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According to police, Burton shot the child after the child's father intervened to stop a mugging. 

DeKalb County Police, DeKalb CEO and the DeKalb County Sheriff's office held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the arrest. 

Officials from the Sheriff's office credit the arrest to mounting pressure on the suspect, offering a reward and disseminating numerous BOLO warnings. 

The suspect is currently being detained in the DeKalb County Jail. 

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