PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

For Immediate Release

SANDY SPRINGS, GA (April 2, 2021) – The Sandy Springs Police Department has made an arrest following a homicide investigation of a nine (9) month old infant killed by his babysitter.

Incident:

On March 31, 2021, the Sandy Springs Police Department launched an investigation after a medical call was received regarding an unresponsive child inside an apartment on Willow Heights Drive in Sandy Springs. First responders rushed the child to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Detectives learned the child had been entrusted into the care of the suspect, 28 year old Dehaven Johnson. Further, an autopsy performed on the infant revealed he suffered severe injuries that resulted in his death during his care by the suspect.

 

The suspect, Dehaven Johnson has been taken into custody and has been charged with the following:

Due to the victim’s age, the Sandy Springs Police Department will not release his identity.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sandy Springs Police Detective Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 770-551-3323

                                                                      

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SSPD Case Number: 2021-003257  

Media Contact: Sgt. S. Ortega

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 770.551.6911

 

Johnson Dehaven

Suspect: Dehaven Johnson

 

 

Photograh Source: GA DDS (Not a mugshot)