ATLANTA — The four suspects accused of killing an employee during the robbery of Barcelona Wine Bar have been indicted, officials say.
On Tuesday, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office announced Carlous Bailey, 20; Terry Jones, 19; Samuel Ott, 21; and Ira Williams, 19, have all been formerly charged for the shooting death of 29-year-old Chelsea Bellar last year.
In the early morning hours of Nov. 19, police said a trio of robbers, driven by a fourth getaway driver, entered the Barcelona Wine Bar on Howell Mill Road as employees were closing and demanded money. Police said the suspects forced Beller upstairs to open the safe. She complied, but one of the suspects shot her in the shoulder anyway. She was taken to the hospital and later died.
An intense search for the suspects quickly got underway, with the first arrest not coming until more than a month later after investigators matched DNA evidence from the scene to Ott. Police arrested Bailey a month after that after he was arrested in DeKalb County for another crime. Authorities arrested the final two suspects, Jones and Williams at the end of last month.
Bailey, Jones, Ott and Williams all face several charges, including murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, false imprisonment, second degree burglary, participating in criminal street gang activity and smash and grab burglary.