ATLANTA -- Two drivers, including an Atlanta police officer, have been booked and made bond in a fatal case of alleged road racing, records show.
On Sept. 14. off-duty officer Shawn Jones Jr. was driving his Dodge Challenger down Peachtree Street near West Peachtree street when his car slammed into a stone wall.
The impact of the crash killed 20-year-old Ramish Attai of Lilburn, Ga. who was riding in the front passenger seat. Jones sustained what were described as "substantial injuries."
In February, both Jones and another driver, Jade Dibaje, were charged with two counts of speeding, one count of racing, one count of reckless driving and one count of first-degree vehicular homicide according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Jones, who has been with the force since November 2011, is the son of the one-time Assistant Police Chief Shawn Jones Sr., and a member of APD's airport division. Despite being charged after the crash, a previous 11Alive story showed that, months later, he is still listed as an employee of the department. An APD spokesperson said they were unaware of the charges before 11Alive brought them to their attention.
Both Jones and Dibaje were released on Thursday, a booking report shows. Both were booked on a $20,000 bond for homicide by vehicle in the first degree charge and $1,250 for the four other charges.
They were released on 10 percent bond on the homicide charges and on a signature bond for the rest.
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