Man convicted in 2016 music studio ambush that left 2 dead – WSB-TV Channel 2


ATLANTA — One of three men charged in a fatal shooting at an Atlanta music studio in 2016 has been convicted.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Sheldon Dooley was convicted of 14 counts in the Jerome Blake murder, including felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a criminal attempted armed robbery.

Prosecutors say four men entered the HQ tapes on Metropolitan Pkwy. in April 2016 with the intent to kill a man.

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During a firefight, Blake, who was not the intended target, and one of the gunmen, Nathan Hannon, were killed.

Surveillance video broadcast to Channel 2’s Sophia Choi after filming, several men enter the studio with guns.

One of the men carried a computer. Police believe the group may have entered the studio under the guise of being an artist.


Blake’s family told Choi they recognized one of the men in the video as someone they had seen hanging out with Blake on multiple occasions.

According to police, the entire exchange only lasted ten minutes, but left Blake’s family with a lifetime of grief.

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Co-defendant Casey Battle was convicted in 2018 and Kenson Hunte has yet to stand trial.

After being found guilty, Dooley was sentenced to two life terms plus an additional 45 years.


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