• Family begs for answers in killing of innocent bystander in NW Atlanta

    By: Nefertiti Jaquez


    ATLANTA - An Atlanta mother is begging for answers after her teenage son was killed in a shooting on Mayson Turner Road.

    Stacey Watson had a difficult time standing at the very spot where she says her son was shot to death. She says her son had plans to serve in the military and was an innocent bystander when he was hit by gunfire last week.

    "He graduated from high school he was about to go to into the Air Force," Watson said.

    Dylan Scott was gunned down while walking along Mayson Turner Road around 11 p.m. Sunday.

    Police say, he and two friends, were headed to a house party in northwest Atlanta.

    Investigators say Scott was shot in the back when a group of men walking by opened fire.

    "My son was 18. He has so much life to live. Now I have to bury him because somebody heartless took him for no reason," Watson said.

    Atlanta homicide detectives showed up to the vigil to show their respects. They also canvassed the area while passing out fliers.

    "I can never get that back. I can never hear his voice again. I can never get a kiss again. I can never get a hug again. I can never see him smile," Watson said.

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