The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionBond has been denied for the man accused of gunning down a Clayton County teenager as he walked to the neighborhood pool.
Patterson, of College Park, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the July 22 shooting that killed 17-year-old Darnell Alonzo Fields and wounded Fields' aunt.
Fields, his 32-year-old aunt, Cande Hope, and a 22-year-old friend were taking a wooded cut-through to a neighborhood swimming pool when Patterson allegedly fired several rounds after a verbal altercation, Officer Otis Willis with Clayton County police previously said. The suspect then ran away, police said.
Fields, a student at North Clayton High School, died at the scene. Police issued an arrest warrant for Patterson the following day.
A preliminary hearing has been set for Patterson on Aug. 31