- Associated Press - Friday, October 13, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a man shot two people - one over a bag of energy bars and one who gave him $5.

Police spokesman John Chafee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Elijah Payton was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the two shootings. It’s unclear if Payton was charged.

Officer Donald Hannah says Oliver Jesse gave Payton $5 on Monday after Payton said he was homeless. The group of men Jesse was with started running when Payton pulled out a gun. Jesse was shot in the stomach and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Police say Payton shot Vincent Hayward in the thigh Sept. 16 after Hayward refused to turn over a plastic bag of fig energy bars and a cellphone charger. Hayward ran away and was hospitalized for treatment.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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