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Harrowing surveillance video shows the moment a man is shot dead during argument over a cellphone

Police say Thomas and Mano had argued about a cellphone that the accused killer allegedly sold to the sister of Mano's girlfriend. The heated exchange that turned into a gun fight was caught on a surveillance camera on Thursday (above)

  • De'Andre Malik Thomas, 20, has been charged with murder in connection with the Thursday shooting death of Kareem Mano, 25
  • Police say the two men had argued about a cellphone Thomas allegedly sold to the sister of Mano's girlfriend
  • Thomas and Mano agreed to meet to discuss the issue when incident escalated to Mano's fatal shooting
  • Surveillance camera outside of USA Grocery Store recorded deadly shooting 
  • Police say at time of shooting, Thomas was already out on a $65,000 bond pending a trial in connection with a robbery last April 

A Georgia man has been charged with murder after allegedly being involved in a fatal gun fight over a cellphone that was caught on harrowing surveillance video.

De'Andre Malik Thomas, 20, turned himself into police on Friday afternoon in connection with the Thursday shooting death of Kareem Mano, 25. 

Mano, who was a recent father to a one-month-old baby boy, was shot at multiple times as he ran away from Thomas outside of the USA Grocery Store in Bloomfield, police say.


De'Andre Thomas fatally shoots man during 'cell phone' fight
Police say Thomas and Mano had argued about a cellphone that the accused killer allegedly sold to the sister of Mano's girlfriend. The heated exchange that turned into a gun fight was caught on a surveillance camera on Thursday (above)

Police say Thomas and Mano had argued about a cellphone that the accused killer allegedly sold to the sister of Mano's girlfriend. The heated exchange that turned into a gun fight was caught on a surveillance camera on Thursday (above)

He died at the scene from a gunshot to the chest. 

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said Thomas and Mano had argued about a cellphone that the accused killer allegedly sold to the sister of Mano's girlfriend, The News Tribune reported.

The girlfriend reportedly told police that the phone was locked and it couldn't be used, so her sister wanted her money back. 

The two men appear to argue with each other for a few minutes until Mano is seen tucking his gun into his waistband. They continued to exchange words with each other (above) before the situation turned deadly

The two men appear to argue with each other for a few minutes until Mano is seen tucking his gun into his waistband. They continued to exchange words with each other (above) before the situation turned deadly

Thomas allegedly fired a gun into the air and yelled, 'it's jugg season b****,' which is a a possible reference to stealing, the newspaper reported. 

De'Andre Malik Thomas (above), 20, has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Kareem Mano, 25

De'Andre Malik Thomas (above), 20, has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Kareem Mano, 25

Mano reportedly told the woman, 'don't worry about it. I'll handle it.' 

Police say Thomas and Mano agreed to meet at in the parking lot of the store on Thursday to discuss the issue.   

Video from a surveillance camera outside of the store shows two men appearing to argue, as one of the men identified as Mano is holding a gun in one hand while wearing a blue backpack.

The two men then appear to argue with each other for a few minutes until Mano is seen tucking his gun into his waistband. 

Moments later, the man wearing a red shirt, who police say is Thomas, quickly pulls out a gun and begins firing at Mano. 

Moments later, the man wearing a red shirt, who police say is Thomas, quickly pulls out a gun and begins firing at Mano, who tries to run away (above)

Moments later, the man wearing a red shirt, who police say is Thomas, quickly pulls out a gun and begins firing at Mano, who tries to run away (above)

Mano tries to run away as multiple shots appear to be fired at him as he is being chased allegedly by Thomas in the graphic video.

The video then shows Mano running towards a gas station pump, until he slows down and collapses to the ground behind a white Ford SUV.

The man wearing the red shirt immediately flees the scene, as the driver of the Ford SUV gets out and runs to help Mano before the video ends.

Davis said that at the time of the fatal shooting on Thursday, the suspected killer was already out on a $65,000 bond pending a trial in connection with a robbery last April.

Thomas and D'Angelo Montell Roquemore, 20, were charged with armed robbery, carrying weapons on school grounds and false imprisonment.

The robbery occurred at student apartments located on the campus of Mercer University. 

The video then shows Mano running towards a gas station pump (above), until he slows down and collapses to the ground behind a white Ford SUV. Police say he died at the scene

The video then shows Mano running towards a gas station pump (above), until he slows down and collapses to the ground behind a white Ford SUV. Police say he died at the scene

During his first court appearance on Saturday in relation to Thursday's incident, Thomas was denied bond. 

Mano's parents are heartbroken over the loss of their son. 

'It's a feeling I really can't describe in words. I don't think any parent losing a child can describe the feeling,' Kenneth Mano, the victim's father, told WMGT

The victim's mother, Kathleen Mano, said: 'Right now I'm so weak, I'm sick, I'm trying, I'm trying to understand what is going on if he's really gone because I cannot get over it.'

In defense of his son pulling out a gun first, Kenneth said: '...Someone pulled out a gun on you, the truth is you would be feeling threatened. But for it to escalate. How did my son who was walking away, get shot.' 

This is not the first time the family has dealt with a tragedy. Back in 2003, the parents lost one of their other sons who was shot robbed and shot dead while he waited for a bus, the television station reported.  

'I feel like I'm in hell right now, I've been through that, now I'm going through it again,' Kathleen said.  

Anyone with information in relation to Thursday's fatal shooting is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME 

 

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Comment by AA on March 6, 2017 at 12:16pm

So sad, over a cell phone. Young black that r killing u have to put the guns down and stop the killings of each other. When will u all realize this has never been the answer. Another young man lost and a baby without a father. SMH!!!

Comment by James Donovan on March 4, 2017 at 1:18am

If he have a good lawyer, Thomas can beat this case. As u can see in the video, the victim was actually the aggressor and was threatening Thomas with his gun. When Thomas got an opportunity, he shot the guy in self-defense. That 1st shot in the chest is what killed the guy. Now u can argue that he kept on shooting while the other guy's back was turned to him, but none of those shots were fatal, so those shots constitute an attempted murder or assault charge. So if he's not hit with an additional attempted murder charge, he can be found "not guilty".

Comment by nord myrie on March 2, 2017 at 9:30pm
So sad to see how these young youths are killing each other.They end up in prison and can't cope when gay thugs in prison start harassing them for their ass they go crazy or do self harm until finally suicide. SMH
Comment by Dave on February 27, 2017 at 10:52pm
Carlos did you read the article? I think not.
Comment by GospelPan on February 27, 2017 at 9:31pm
He killed his brother over a cell phone, he will go to jail, provide free labor in the plantation, sorry I mean prison and probably come out one day carrying a handbag.
Comment by trevor evelyn on February 27, 2017 at 4:06pm
That's been my point for a long time
Comment by Carlos Louhisdon on February 27, 2017 at 4:04pm
There was one wrong decision made here, and it was the one that decided the other should be without his cell phone because he wanted it.
Comment by Dave on February 27, 2017 at 2:44pm
So many wrong decisions took place here to lead to this.
Comment by Cee Gee on February 27, 2017 at 1:40pm

Seeing videos like this make me cry!  We kill each other so easily but when cops or white people kill us, we want to protest and riot.  This young man did not have to die over something as simple as a cell phone.  This just breaks my heart.  

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