Family will never be the same after they say teen shot, killed grandfather

ATLANTA — Family members are calling for the teen who shot and killed a metro grandfather to turn himself in.

Video of the deadly shooting was posted to social media.

The family member, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2′s Audrey Washington that she actually saw that video minutes after the shooting happened.

“It’ll never be the same no more,” the family member said.

Now, she’s begging for the shooter to turn himself in.

“He left his grandkids. He won’t be able to be there for his grandkids,” the family member said.

The woman gave Washington a picture of the victim with the son they both shared together.


“He was a loving father,” she said.

The shooting happened in a home Friday along Alfred Road in Northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta police say there was some sort of argument that ended with a teen pulling out a gun and shooting the man.

We learned a witness to the crime posted video of the shooting to Instagram.

The man who was shot later died. The teen accused of pulling the trigger took off.

Washington is still working to confirm more details in the case, but the family member she spoke with said she’s simply devastated and had this message for the shooter:

“It doesn’t matter where you go and where you hide, you have to live with this,” she said.

There is a GoFundMe account set up to help take care of the woman’s son, who is now left without a father.

As for the shooter, police are actively searching for him.