22-year-old man faces murder charges in Rockdale County

Zaire Watson
Zaire Watson(Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT
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CONYERS, Ga. (CBS46) - An investigation is underway after police say a 20-year-old man was killed in Rockdale County.

According to officials, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s office responded to the 300 block of Tall Oaks Drive in Conyers after reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, deputies say they found the victim laying on the ground and bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.

EMS responded, but officials say the victim, identified as Fernando Soloman, died at the scene.

Police later arrested 22-year-old Zaire Cortell Watson who “admitted to shooting the victim.” Watson told police that he saw the victim reaching into his pocket,

Watson was transported to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division for questioning. He faces serious felony murder charges.

Correction made to article after Rockdale County Police