DEKALB COUNTY, GA—William Moore-Earvin, a member of the notorious “Drug Rich” street gang has been sentenced to life without parole plus 45 years in prison for the murder of Andrew Miller, 19. Drug Rich is a hybrid criminal street gang originating from Stone Mountain, according to investigators.
Moore-Earvin, 26, learned his fate on Sept. 9 during a sentence hearing before DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A . Adams.
DeKalb County jurors returned guilty verdicts against Moore-Earvin on charges of Murder, Felony Murder (three counts), Armed Robbery (two counts), Aggravated Assault, and weapons offenses.
The incident happened on July 6, 2020 at the Ashland Pine apartment complex on Walden Walk Circle in Stone Mountain. DeKalb police officers responded to the location on a “person shot” call. They found Miller on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was unresponsive. Emergency personnel attempted to render aid, but Miller died at the scene, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release.
According to the investigation, the victim and a friend were at the location to purchase a handgun from Moore-Earvin and to, in turn, sell a rifle to him. After a brief meeting in the breezeway with Moore-Earvin and two other men who were with him, Miller returned to his car to retrieve the weapon he was selling. Miller fired several demonstration shots into a tree before the weapon jammed. At that point, Moore-Earvin turned his gun on Miller and his friend and ordered them to “give it up.” Moore-Earvin then shot Miller in the chest. All three suspects then held the victim’s friend at gunpoint, before stealing his phone and escaping in Miller’s white Toyota Corolla.
A search of the suspects’ social media records revealed videos of the trio celebrating at Moore-Earvin’s apartment hours after the shooting. The victim’s gun, stolen from the scene, was spotted on the floor of Moore-Earvin’s apartment in one of the videos posted on social media.
Moore-Earvin was arrested on murder charges 10 days after the crime. The victim’s car was located in plain view in front of Moore-Earvin’s complex at the time of his arrest. Co-defendants Emmanuel “Manny” Dawson and Arthur “Fazo” Harriet were arrested a short time later for their roles in the crime. They are both currently awaiting trial.
The case was prosecuted by Senior ADA Josh Geller with assistance from ADA Laura Alford and DA Investigator J.B. Williams. Detective A.A. Crowe of the DeKalb County Police Department led the initial investigation.