The Clayton County District Attorney said teens accused of participating in a burglary where police shot and killed a 13-year-old boy could face murder charges. The GBI has identified the teen as Trevion Davis of Jonesboro.
Clayton County Police said Davis and several other young men broke into a home on Bonanza Church Road Wednesday afternoon.
Neighbors called police and officers quickly arrived. They said the burglars scattered but Davis pulled out what appeared to be a weapon.
Police told Channel 2s Tom Jones it was actually a BB gun that looked like a real weapon. And officer opened fire, hitting and killing Davis.
The woman who lives in the home tearfully expressed regret for Davis' death. "That hurts me so bad. You know cause that's somebody's child and I know the parents is going through a lot now," Mildred Williams said.
Jamar Odom, 18, is accused of participating in the burglary. He went before a judge and heard the charges he faces and the amount of his bond. "Your bond is $25,000," Chief Magistrate Court Judge Daphne Walker said.
The judge also ordered Odom to stay away from burglary victim Mildred Williams. Odom asked the judge, "Who is that?"
Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham-Lawson said she has to look at all the evidence, but she said it's possible Odom could face a murder charge since he was involved in a crime that led to Davis's death.
Meanwhile, Williams said the items she could have lost mean nothing now that a teenager has lost his life.
"I would have rather he cleaned my house and take everything than for somebody child to be laying back there dead," she said.
Police said other suspects participated in the burglary and got away.