A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting Oct. 17 at a house party near Woodstock.

Elijah Alexander Harrison, 17, Douglasville, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Oct. 17 shooting along Victoria Road in Cherokee County.

Harrison is not charged with the death of a 14-year-old or with shooting another teen who was injured.

Harrison faces five felony counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle toward a person and one charge of criminal damage to property. A warrant for Harrison says he fired shots between 1 and 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 at a home on the 500 block of Victoria Road.

Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said Harrison was arrested at his home by sheriff’s office investigators Thursday night.

On Oct. 17, Landon Andrews, 14, of Marietta, was shot and killed during a house party at the Victoria Road home. The Sheriff’s Office says Andrews was found in the back of an SUV with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and later died.

Authorities said Andrews was shot in or outside the home and later moved to the SUV.

A 19-year-old, Jaden Simmons of Mableton, was also shot. Simmons was shot in the hand and elbow and was treated and released from Northside Hospital Cherokee.

“Harrison is not charged the shooting of Andrews or Simmons,” Capt. Jay Baker with the Sheriff’s Office said. “Investigators continue to work to identify the suspects in that incident.”

Baker said Harrison fired shots at the home following gunfire inside the Victoria Road house.

“Following the shooting inside the home, investigators believe Harrison fired a firearm at least six times from a moving car,” Baker said. “At least one of those rounds struck the house at 536 Victoria Road.”

Baker said he “would rather not comment” on Harrison’s role in the overall shooting.

Authorities are still investigating the possible connection the Victoria Road shooting had with a fight that broke at the West 22 Apartments of Cherokee Street NW in Kennesaw earlier that night. The Sheriff’s Office released a video of the fight, which the department says shows people who were present at the Victoria Road house party later that night.

Baker added that two other people wanted for questioning by the department have not yet been interviewed.


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