FORSYTH COUNTY — One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large some three months after a Forsyth County senior citizen was shot twice while defending her home near Lake Lanier from would-be burglars.
According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Corey Waithe of Decatur remains at the Fulton County Jail, where he has been held since he was shot several times by another homeowner during a similar crime March 3 in Fulton.
He also will face similar charges in Forsyth and Cobb counties, as will the second suspect, identified as 28-year-old Samira Young of Decatur. Her whereabouts are not known, though authorities say she is not believed to be in the county or area.
Waithe and Young are also the suspects in the other two residential burglaries Feb. 2 in Forsyth and are thought to have worked together in all of the incidents in question.
The U.S. Marshal's Office has been tasked with finding Young.
The Forsyth shooting occurred about 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2, a Monday, on Magnolia Avenue northeast of Cumming.
The 70-year-old woman awakened to find the two suspects burglarizing her home and was shot in the stomach and arm during the ensuing confrontation.
She also managed to return their gunfire, though authorities aren’t sure whether either of the suspects was hit.
The woman was hospitalized for some time after the encounter, but has since recovered from her wounds, according to the sheriff’s office.
In February, authorities said the same suspects, described only as a black man and woman who drove off in an undetermined type of vehicle, had earlier entered two other homes in the heavily wooded residential area near the lake.
They said there was no reason to believe the suspects were from the area or remained in the vicinity.
Anyone has any information about Young is asked to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.