Two more arrested for Atlanta Wendy’s fire after Rayshard Brooks shooting


Two more people have been charged with arson in the torching of an Atlanta Wendy’s fast-food restaurant in the wake of the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks last month, according to reports.

Chisom Kingston, 23, and John Wade, 33, were charged with first-degree arson and booked at the Fulton County Jail Thursday in connection with the June 13 fire that gutted the restaurant where Brooks was shot dead the day before, WSB-TV reported.

Atlanta Fire Rescue announced the busts on Twitter, and credited law enforcement agencies with assisting in tracking down the two men.

Officials had released images of the two men on Twitter on Wednesday.

Last week, Natalie White, identified as Brooks’ girlfriend, was arrested and arraigned on first-degree arson charges in the blaze. White, 29, was later released on a $10,000 bond.

Brooks, 27, was shot in the back by then-Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe after a scuffle outside the fast-food eatery. Brooks fled the scene with a police Taser when he was shot.

Rolfe was fired hours later and was later charged with felony murder. He was released on a $500,000 bond on Wednesday.

The shooting prompted an outbreak of protests and saw demonstrators converge on Wendy’s and set it on fire.

Authorities said they are still looking for other assailants.

2 arrested in atlanta wendy's arson after rayshard brooks death
The Atlanta Wendy’s burning on June 13 after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage


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