DeKalb County

Police release surveillance video in shooting death of 3-year-old

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County police have released new video that shows witnesses to the shooting that left a 3-year-old boy dead.

Channel 2's Richard Elliot was at the news conference where police showed the video taken at a Texaco gas station at Bouldercrest and Eastland roads.

Rashonda Craig was taking her son T’Rhigi Diggs home on Easter night when the gunfire erupted.

Police think she was just in the wrong place and a random bullet killed her son.

The new video shows several people inside the gas station who may have seen the shooting and maybe who did it.

“But this is a 3-year old. This is a 3-year-old that didn’t have anything to do with anything. So this is very important that people come forward to help us out in this case,” said DeKalb Lt. Rod Bryant.

Channel 2 Action News spoke to Craig a day after the shooting. She insists that she saw a paintball gun that night and police believe her.

“My baby was sitting in the back seat when I saw a car come past. I saw a paintball gun, but then I heard a real gun,” Craig said.


That night, DeKalb and Atlanta police say they had a rash of paintball assaults all over that area.

They’re not ruling out the possibility that someone got angry that someone else paintballed their car and took revenge with a real gun.

“So it’s ironic that she saw a paintball gun, and the rash of paintball gun, and the rash of paintball going on, so yes, we are looking at that also,” Bryant said.

Bryant says they want to catch the person who did it and he believes someone in the surveillance video knows who that is.

“I can’t explain to you how the mom feels at this time,” Bryant said. “So yes, we need someone to come forward and help us out with this 3-year-old.”

If you recognize the people in the video, you’re asked to call Dekalb County police.