• Police search for motive in 'senseless' killing of man, child

    By: Carl Willis


    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A man and a child were found shot to death inside a home in Clayton County.

    Police responded Thursday afternoon to a home in the 600 block of Roberts Drive in Riverdale.

    Police say a man and a juvenile were shot multiple times.

    Family members identified the man as Norman Reese, 29.

    Reese’s family reached out to Channel 2 Action News after seeing reports from the scene of the crime.

    “Senseless. Obviously, no one is thinking about the sensitivity of life. That life is precious,” Reese’s uncle Timothy Fryar said.

    Fryar said Reese will be remembered for his love, kindness and generosity.

    “Our hearts are broken because Norman will be missed. Norman was a loving son, grandson and of course, father of two boys,” he said.


    Police are releasing few details on the investigation. They said they are still searching for a motive.

    “Of course, we want to know who did it and what brought this on,” Fryar said.

    Channel 2’s Carl Willis spoke to neighbors who said they walked by the home known as the “white house” just after noon Thursday.

    “We heard a loud commotion, like static, like something was going on over there,” Verallus Hightower said. “It was a bunch of noise. It didn’t sound right.”

    One neighbor told Willis he saw a man running away and shooting back at the house.

    Reese’s uncle said the family needs to know what happened.

    “Our hearts are really aching behind this. So, of course, if there’s any information that someone would come forward to help us solve this crime,” Fryar said.

    Police believe the shooting was isolated to those involved, but neighbors say they will feel much safer when the shooter is off the streets.

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