ATLANTA - Nearly three months after the murder of an active duty Army sergeant, police announce they have made an arrest in the case.
Sgt. Atting Eminue, 24, was killed on Sept. 1 while trying to give away shoes to the homeless.
Eminue’s family says he came to the United States from Nigeria 15 years ago for a better life.
“I didn't bring a son to America to come bury a son,” said Atabang Eminue, the victim’s father. “God is keeping us alive, and He is the source of our strength."
Atlanta police say Eminue was walking with a friend to his car in the early morning and was shot near the Peachtree Pine homeless shelter during an altercation.
His family says someone confronted him while he tried to give away shoes to the homeless and he was shot multiple times.
“He had shoes and stuff that he was giving because he always does that,” said friend Angela Gbaka.
On Monday police arrested Herald Bernard Dodson
- We’re talking to the victim’s family in a powerful interview for Channel 2 Action News starting at 4.