Aiexpress – A gas station worker in DeKalb County, Georgia, was killed with a hammer on January 16, 2024, by Julian Faulkner. The clerk says Faulkner hit her 50 times.
A terrible attack happened at a gas station in Georgia. A man is said to have hit a store worker who was helping him to death with a hammer.
Around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, the DeKalb County Police Department was called to a Chevron gas station in the 3300 block of Snapfinger Road for an attack call. When police arrived, they saw the suspect, who turned out to be 53-year-old Julian Faulkner, standing over the victim with a hammer in his hand. When the police told Faulkner to drop the hammer, he did so and put it on a table nearby. He was then thrown in jail. The cops say Faulkner also had two knives and an extra hammer on him.
25-year-old Vivek Saini was the victim and had “severe head trauma.” At the scene, paramedics said Saini was dead.
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Police said in their report that there was “a substantial amount of blood splatter and brain tissues scattered on the ground.”
While the police were there, they saw another store clerk hiding in the back of the booth. The witness was “visibly shaken and could hardly speak due to fear.”
As police say, the witness gave them access to video footage that showed Faulkner hitting Saini’s “skull with a hammer several times.” The person saw the beating and called 911.
The Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB reported that store employees were letting homeless Faulkner inside because it was cold. They gave him water, soda, and chips. But after two days, Faulkner seemed to have stayed too long, and Saini told him it was time to go. The statement said that Faulkner hit Saini about 50 times in the face and head with a hammer when he left the store to go home.
Detectives went to the police station to talk to Faulkner, but he refused to talk to them. Faulkner is being held at the DeKalb County Jail without bond because he is accused of murder.