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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:45

'Friend' Convicted In Atlanta Body Shop Slaying

Written by Craig Johnson, Atlanta Patch

A Fulton County, GA jury convicted a man of felony murder for gunning down his longtime friend after an argument, District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. announced Tuesday, March 14.

In addition to murder, Tevision Troy, 46, was found guilty of multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


Fulton prosecutors claim Troy opened fire on 46-year-old Tony Saffo in March 2016 outside Jenkins’ Auto Body Shop on Jonesboro Road in southeast Atlanta.


The two had been friends for more than a decade, but Saffo, sitting in his vehicle, ordered Troy to leave the premises after he got into a confrontation with another friend. Troy left, but he came back with a Mac-10 semi-automatic submachine gun, according to detectives.


Saffo was shot while still in the car, suffering two gunshot wounds to his torso and one to his left arm, prosecutor said.


As he crawled out of the car, he managed to identify the man who shot him with his last breath.


Troy was arrested by police two days later.


"The Georgia Bureau of Investigation matched the ballistic evidence in the murder of Saffo with ballistic evidence of a shooting pled guilty to by Troy in 1998. Authorities concluded Troy had used the same semi-automatic weapon in each case," a news release from the Fulton DA says.


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