DECATUR MAN CONVICTED IN SHOOTING THAT INJURED MAN, KILLED TEEN GIRL
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Victim Drove to Nearby Gas Station for Help
Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by jury trial in the murder case against a Decatur man accused of shooting into a car, injuring a man and killing a teenage girl.
Jurors returned guilty verdicts Monday against Nakia Dorsey, 24, on charges of Felony Murder, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and two counts of Aggravated Assault.
According to the investigation, Brandon Wilson, 24, and Jayne Salazar-Chavez, 17, were dating. Wilson was in the Army and came home Veteran’s Day weekend to surprise Salazar-Chavez.
When Wilson arrived at her house on November 10, 2022 and asked her to come outside, Salazar-Chavez got into the car, but was withdrawn. Wilson asked her if she was seeing someone else and demanded to see her phone.
Wilson confronted Salazar-Chavez about a suggestive text on the phone from an unidentified number. Wilson called the number and the person on the other end picked up, but quickly ended the call without saying anything. A short time later, a call came in on Salazar-Chavez’s phone from the same number and Wilson answered. The caller, later identified as Defendant Dorsey, argued with Wilson about which of them was Salazer-Chavez’s boyfriend. Dorsey demanded that Salazar-Chavez return his belongings to him.
The couple left the house together. When they returned around 11:00 p.m., Wilson noticed a red laser shining onto his face. He saw a man in black clothing walk up to the car pointing a handgun with a laser and open fire. Wilson turned the car around to leave and the shooter continued to unload into the vehicle. In all, 20 bullets pierced the body of the car. Wilson drove to a gas station on Glenwood Road and called 911.
Wilson was shot in the leg. Salazar-Chavez was shot in the arm and torso. She died of her injuries.
Days after the shooting, an anonymous tip led investigators to Defendant Dorsey. Social media messages confirmed Dorsey was the one who had been in contact with Salazar-Chavez and cell phone location data showed Defendant Dorsey was at her home prior to the shooting.
DeKalb Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson, who presided over the trial, sentenced Dorsey to a life sentence plus 25 years to run consecutively.
The case, assigned to the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Parker Aziz with assistance from Senior ADA Shannon Hodder, DA Investigator Aria Lynch, and Victim Advocate Shelbie Rainwater. DeKalb County Police Department Detective William Muller led the initial investigation.