• Police: Teenage suspect fired 31 shots when 6-year-old was critically injured

    By: Dave Huddleston

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The DeKalb County Police Department has identified a suspect in the shooting that critically injured a 6-year-old boy over the weekend.

    Channel 2 Action News first reported the shooting on Sweetgum Lane in Decatur around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

    On Monday, the suspect was identified as 17-year-old Meshon Williams.

    Police said Williams was one of several people involved in an altercation at the home. Investigators believe the altercation started over a social media post.

    After the altercation ended, police said, Williams fired 31 shots toward the house.


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    One of those bullets hit Z'Mari Mitchell, who was in the living room at the time. Mitchell remains in critical condition in a hospital.

    Williams and several other people left the scene in an unknown vehicle. So far, no arrests have been made.

    Anyone with information on Williams' whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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