The 11-year-old boy shot in the head while he slept died early on Feb. 16 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Chamblee Police Chief Marc Johnson said in a statement.
Two suspects in the shooting who were originally charged with aggravated assault will now be charged with murder, Johnson said.
Nicholas Sheffey was shot around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 in his home at 3773 Admiral Drive in Chamblee.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which police said was done in retaliation for the December home invasion robbery of drug dealers at Gentry Walk apartments in north DeKalb County. Devin Sheffey, Nicholas’ older brother, has been charged with the robbery and was arrested on Feb. 11.
“During our investigation we found that Nicholas’ older brother robbed drug dealers on Dec. 22,” Johnson said. “We believe he was the target of the shooting and that it was arranged in retaliation of the robbery.”
Chamblee Police on Feb. 11 arrested 18-year-old Cody Dane Bauer, who they allege fired seven shots into the front bedroom window of Nicholas’ older brother. All seven bullets passed through his bedroom and through an interior wall into Nicholas’ bedroom. One of the bullets stuck Nicholas in the head, Johnson said.
Stedmund Anthony, 19, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, by Chamblee Police. Police said Anthony drove Bauer to the home where Sheffey was shot.
Alexander C. Sidloskas, 19, was arrested Feb. 16 and charged with party to the crime of murder in connection with the death of Nicholas Sheffey and aggravated assault against Devin Sheffey, the intended target in the shooting, Johnson said. Sidloskas was one of the drug dealers who were robbed, Johnson said.
Both Bauer and Anthony are in the DeKalb County Jail under $100,000 bonds.