• Family stunned after 68-year-old grandfather shot, killed at gas station

    By: Christian Jennings


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Family members are speaking out after a man was shot and killed at a BP gas station in DeKalb County earlier this week.

    Jesse Turner III, 68, was killed Monday at the BP on Panthersville Road in Ellenwood as he was pumping gas.

    DeKalb County police are still searching for the three suspects. 

    Channel 2's Christian Jennings talked to Turner's son about the loss of his father.

    Jesse Turner IV said his dad was a jack-of-all-trades, someone everyone could count on if they needed help. 

    Turner doesn't understand why they targeted his dad. 


    "I don't know the reason," Turner said. "He's a loving man. He didn't bother nobody. They probably just need to turn themselves in." 

    Turner III's family said he was an Atlanta native who retired from Ford Motor Company and ran his own lawn care business. He was also a loving father and grandfather to six grandkids. 

    DeKalb police said they are looking for Antonio Crowley, Charlie Geddis and Tyler Anderson. 

    Investigators said the three men were at the BP in a stolen red Nissan Altima, which police found burning nearby. They believe the men then left in a red or burgundy Chevy Tahoe with aftermarket rims. 

    "I don't know what's going on in these young people's heads. They need to get a job and do something productive with their lives," Turner said. "He lost his life and he didn't do nothing. He's an innocent man. He's a good, loving man." 

    Police have not revealed a motive. 

    They are asking for the public's help to locate the suspects and said anyone who sees them should call the DeKalb County Police Department.

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