• 'We just want closure,' says family of teen killed in apartment shooting near KSU

    By: Christian Jennings


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A father is desperate for his son's killer to be brought to justice.

    Cobb County police said someone shot 18-year-old Oluwafemi Oyerinde and two other people at Stadium Village Apartments on Sunday morning. 

    [READ MORE: Police ID 18-year-old killed in apartment shooting near Kennesaw State]

    Oyerinde's family told Channel 2's Christian Jennings he was a freshman at Kennesaw State University. The youngest of three children, he was studying mechanical engineering and had dreams of joining the military.

    Oyerinde graduated from Archer High School in Lawrenceville in May.

    "Femi was so sweet. He didn't deserve what happened to him," a family member said. "We miss him."

    The victim's father, Wole, said it's truly hard to believe his son is gone. 


    Oyerinde ​​​​​was killed outside his own apartment. Two others were also shot. They survived.

    "On their way out Sunday morning, he was pretty much waiting outside and, um, I guess he opened fire on all three of them," Wole said. "I don't know if they exchanged words. All I know is they say the kids had their hands up. They were, like, 'Hey.' Then he was shot in the back."

    Oyerinde's family members said they believe that the shooting stemmed from an argument Friday night over loud music.

    Cobb County police said over the weekend that they believe they know who they're looking for.

    "If he's hiding in someone's house, can they, for the love of God, bring him forward? We just want closure," the victim's aunt, Maria Brown, said.

    At this time, police do not have a description of a possible suspect.

    Oyerinde will be laid to rest on Friday. 

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