ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Davion Dupas has been convicted of the murder of Marcel Samedi, who was shot and killed at the Wilson Apartment Complex in Columbus in June 2021. Dupas and his two co-defendants, Jaheim Davis and Corey Troupe, Jr., have also been convicted of gang charges. All three defendants are members of the Insane Crips (IC). The Attorney General’s Gang Prosecution Unit presented evidence to a Muscogee County Jury, which returned its verdict on Feb. 23, 2024, following a three-week trial. Sentencing will take place on April 18, 2024.

“We’re proud to see justice served for the family of Marcel Samedi and all those at Wilson Apartments whose lives have been impacted by ongoing violence,” said Carr. “With each conviction, we’re sending a strong message that gang activity of any kind will not be tolerated in Columbus or anywhere in our state, and those responsible will be held accountable. All Georgians deserve to be safe, and we will continue fighting to protect every one of our communities.”

This case was investigated by the Columbus Police Department, the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Gang Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Thomas Kegley and McKenzie Gray of the Attorney General’s Gang Prosecution Unit.

“This case not only proves that law enforcement, at all levels, is lock-step in addressing violent crime and gang activity in Muscogee County, but it also sends a message to those involved in violent gang-related crime that all resources will be utilized to hold them accountable for such behavior,” said Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman. “I am grateful to the law enforcement agencies involved in this effort to interrupt criminal activity in our community.”

“Criminal street gangs will not be tolerated in Georgia,” said GBI Director Chris Hosey. “Their acts of violence destroy communities in our state. This conviction is a testament to the commitment of the GBI, the Attorney General’s Gang Prosecution Unit, and our local partners to never cease the fight to eradicate this danger from our state.”

Guilty Verdict

On Feb. 23, 2024, the defendants were found guilty of the following charges.

Davion Dupas (also known as “Yungdemon Dee”), 22, of Columbus, Georgia:

  • 1 count of Felony Murder
  • 1 count of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree

Jaheim Davis (also known as “Zhg Jah”), 21, of Columbus, Georgia:

  • 2 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree

Corey Troupe, Jr. (also known as “Lil Pop”), 26, of Rock Hill, South Carolina:

  • 1 count of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree

Case Summary

On June 5, 2021, victim Marcel Samedi, defendant Corey Troupe, Jr., and another individual traveled from Rock Hill, South Carolina, to Columbus, Georgia, for a gathering of the Insane Crips, also known as a “C Call.” They met at Wilson Apartments that evening.

Five people, including the victim and the three defendants (Davion Dupas, Jaheim Davis, and Corey Troupe, Jr.), would later leave and return to Wilson on two different occasions that same night.

Upon their return at approximately 9:45 p.m., the victim and others, including the three defendants, gathered in front of Wilson Apartments 108 Building. 

Less than two minutes later, all three defendants began firing at the 108 Building.

During the shooting, Marcel Samedi sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the left temple.

The three defendants then returned to their vehicles and fled to a home in the Columbus area that is frequented by members of the Insane Crips. 

Days after the shooting, defendant Davion Dupas was on social media attempting to sell a firearm that was consistent with the ballistic profile of the bullet that killed Marcel Samedi.

Along with the three defendants, the victim was also a member of the Insane Crips – a set of the larger criminal street gang known as the Crips. While founded and based in Long Beach, California, the Insane Crips has various subsets and cliques in Georgia, including the Young Foundation Crew (YFC) and Young Demon Crew (YDC).

About the Attorney General’s Gang Prosecution Unit

In 2022, with the support of Governor Brian Kemp and members of the General Assembly, Attorney General Chris Carr created Georgia’s first statewide Gang Prosecution Unit.

Since it began its historic work on July 1, 2022, the Gang Prosecution Unit has secured 32 convictions and indicted a total of 103 people in Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Bryan, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Dougherty, Fulton, Gwinnett, Laurens, Muscogee, and Thomas counties.

The Gang Prosecution Unit is housed in the Attorney General’s Prosecution Division, which also includes Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and his Public Integrity and White Collar Crime Unit.

The statewide Gang Prosecution Unit is based in Atlanta, with regional, satellite prosecutors and investigators in Albany and Augusta, Georgia.


Communications Director Kara Richardson