GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A father tells Channel 2 Action News he felt helpless as killers shot his son outside his home in Gwinnett County.
On Tuesday evening, at 5:40 p.m., police were called out to Windward Lane in Norcross about a person shot.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News App for alerts as news breaks]
When officers arrived, they found a boy in his early teens who was shot in the street near his home. He was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.
Police identified the victim as Jaeden Travis. Family members confirmed to Channel 2 that Travis was 13 years old.
Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes spoke to the boy’s father.
“They set up my son to kill him,” said Harold Travis.
The father told us his son had problems with another teen for the last few months.
“They came over here, they jumped him one time. I had to jump in the fight because that’s my baby, it’s just senseless,” said Travis.
“They were calling, sending threats, pulling up to my house. They’re sending pictures of guns, you know, threatening to actually kill him,” added his mother, Jaqueitta Milerson.
- 13-year-old Georgia girl goes to hospital with headache, dies of leukemia just hours later
- Warrant application claims Doraville officer lived near teen, ‘dumped her naked body in the woods’
- Gun fired in classroom at DeKalb County middle school, officials say
Harold Travis said the same group showed up at his home on Wednesday. When they pulled up, he says his son ran outside.
Travis said his son went outside with a BB gun, but the killer had a real gun.
“When I saw him running, I came out the house running. By the time I got in the middle of the street, pop, pop, pop, my son went down and said dad I’m shot,” Travis said.
Travis said his son liked basketball, music, hunting, skating and fishing.
“I won’t be able to go finishing with my son no more,” Travis said. “We had a bond like no other, you know. They just destroyed my life when they took my son and shot him.”
Investigators are working to find the motive for this shooting. At this time, it is unclear if police have a suspect in custody.
If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.
IN OTHER NEWS:
©2022 Cox Media Group