Decatur Resident Murdered by “Irate Customer” at Tucker Auto Shop

The AJC reports on the murder of European Auto Care Center owner and City of Decatur resident, George Tyrones, who was shot at his Tucker shop by “irate customer” Troy Johnson on Monday October 5th.

According to the AJC’s report, Johnson was upset because he had to pay for work done on his Jaguar in cash, because he had a history of bouncing checks.

Of living in Decatur, the AJC writes…

Besides his Mercedes, Tyrones favorite wheels were his daughters’ bicycles. Neighbors frequently saw him walking down Decatur’s streets, helping his 5-year-old Ave and 3-year-old Ariana learn to ride.

He also liked to take the girls fishing or watch them play on their Slip n’ Slide in the yard, his wife said.

The defendant’s attorney has subsequently warned people not to “rush to judgment” in this case, but hasn’t elaborated.

Tyrones’ funeral will be Friday at 10am at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road.

My deepest condolences to the Tyrones family. Thanks to Nathan for bringing the AJC articles to my attention.