Police: Weapons could be linked to college student's death

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —

Jackson police are running ballistics tests on two weapons that may be linked to the shooting death of a college student from DeKalb County.

The family of former Redan High School student Nolan Ryan Henderson traveled from Stone Mountain to get answers in Mississippi after the 19-year-old was killed at a pool party near his college campus.

"I think everybody knows. I think everybody should come forward. Whoever was at that party needs to come forward," the victim's father, Nolan Henderson Jr., said.

Henderson's family told Channel 2 Action News that those behind the slaying are being protected. The family said the Jackson State University student was beaten on several occasions after bumping into someone at a pool party near campus. They claim that a group of JSU football players was behind the attack. The investigation has determined there were several witnesses in the incident, but so far, police have no suspect information or motive.

"I don't understand why there haven't been any arrests for the guys who assaulted him prior to him being killed. Those people should be easy to identify," Nolan Henderson said.

Channel 2's Carl Willis tracked down the family's attorney, who said they met with the JSU's athletic director and the university president. The family said those officials vowed to support them throughout the investigation. But the family said promises aren't enough.