DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police have murder warrants and are looking for a man who they say shot and killed an 18-year-old late Wednesday night.
The teen’s friends and family set up a memorial Thursday with a constant stream of friends stopping to pay their respects.
Quantavius Armstrong, 18, was shot and killed at 4481 Glenwood Road just before midnight.
“Tay-man was a cool kid. He didn’t cause no problems,” said friend Haleemia Ross.
Friends called Armstron “Tay-man” and placed teddy bears at the teen’s memorial.
Police shut down the area and spent hours collecting evidence and detectives now are searching for a suspect.
“A number of people who have come forward in the case that detectives are following up,” said DeKalb Police Spokesperson Mekka Parish.
No matter the outcome, friends, many of them very young themselves, said Tay-man will be missed.
In hopes of getting anyone to pledge to stop the violence, Nathan Knight, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is hoping make a difference at the sight of so much pain.
“Too many guns in our community,” Knight said.
Knight said he will talk to anyone who will listen about all the crimes that have taken place near there.
“I want the perpetrator and those who know him to give it to the police … so the person responsible for this act can be brought to justice,” Knight said.
“He wasn’t like he was doing something wrong, he was walking to the gas station. He didn’t do nothing wrong. It wasn’t like that … for them to murder him and leave,” Ross said.
Police said they secured a murder warrant for a suspect.