2 ‘persons of interest’ cleared in shooting death of 11-year-old boy

Police searching for 2 persons of interest in shooting death of 11-year-old boy

EAST POINT, Ga. — UPDATE: East Point police detectives previously asked for the public’s help in locating two persons of interest in the case of an 11-year-old boy killed.

Soon after the reports were broadcast, both Antonius Montanez Aziz and Jeremiah Taylor soon reached out and were interviewed by detectives. Both are NOT considered suspects in the case and were thanked for their time.

The East Point Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the case. Please contact East Point Police at 404-761-2177 with any information.

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East Point Police say they need help finding two men who they believe know something about the shooting death of a 11-year-old.

Detectives want to talk with 23-year old Antonious Montanez Aziz and 32-year old Jeremiah Taylor about the incident. Investigators believe the two have information about the shooting that could help solve the case.

Sims family told Channel 2′s Tom Jones on Monday that Tyrell was heading home around 11 p.m. Friday after helping his friend put up a Christmas tree at his friend’s grandmother’s house.

The 11-year old was found on Bell Avenue. His father told Jones he heard the gunshots but had no idea his son was shot.

“The guy came running down and told me, ‘Your son got shot, tried to give him CPR, tried to revive him,” said Conard Sims, Tyrell’s father.

Tyrell Sims later died at Grady Memorial Hospital from his injuries. East Point investigators said they believe he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“It appears that the 11-year-old was just an innocent bystander,” Capt. Allyn Glover said.


Police say they are looking for black car, possibly a stolen Lexus that they believe drove by and opened fire on Tyrell and his friend as they walked down the street. Tyrell’s friend wasn’t injured, but tried desperately to help save him.

“He jumped up and tried to shake my son. My son didn’t get up,” Sims said.

East Point Police ask anyone who sees Aziz or Taylor to not approach them. They ask you to call police at 404-761-2177 with any information.

11-year-old shot, killed in East Point