Devin Jerod Welch was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime and murder. Keon F. Almon was indicted for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime, murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence. Antwone Gene Green was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, murder and violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
According to Villa Rica police, Welch fatally show Devin Zachery, 20, on June 11, 2007, at the intersection of Thomas Dorsey Drive and East Wilson Street, but the murder was at Almon’s request.
“Keon is the reason, in my opinion, is the reason that Devin (Zachery) is dead,” Capt. Brian Camp said. “Green and Welch performed the murder and did so at the request of Keon.
“Antwone Green was present during the shooting and is actually the one we believe took the gun,” Camp said. “Green took possession of the weapon immediately after and it hasn’t been found since.”
At the time, Welch was 17 and Green was 28.
Welch turned himself into to Villa Rica police on June 12. A month later, Green turned himself in in Paulding County where he had outstanding warrants. In August, both Welch and Almon were denied bail.
Zachery was shot around 2:30 p.m. He was taken to an Atlanta hospital where he died later that day.
According to police, Zachery was walking down the street and Welch had gotten out a car when he saw him.