• Vigil held for man killed at Lakewood Avenue music studio

    By: Carl Willis


    ATLANTA - Family of murder victim, Anthony Hill Jr., 22, used a vigil to remember him and a make a plea for help.

    Channel 2 Action News was there when police released dozens of people who were inside a music studio during the shooting. So far, there have been no arrests, but the victim's family says witnesses have the power to change that.

    They say someone had to have seen who pulled the trigger.
    "If you have anything, just anything, please say something because he deserves it," said Hill's sister Lakeisha Patterson.
    Hill, who also went by the name Kirk, was shot and killed inside of a warehouse on Lakewood Avenue that houses the music studio.
    Police say they're trying to find out if there was just one shooter, or if there was an exchange of gunfire.
    Investigators say Hill was shot multiple times, but Patterson told the crowd at the vigil a different story.
    "He was shot one time in the head, which means that's a cold-blooded killer," said Patterson.
    Police interviewed witnesses on the scene and took two people in for questioning.
    Hill's father says his son was killed before his dreams could get off the ground.
    "He was a wonderful kid," said Anthony Davis Sr. "Hopefully, we can get justice so his soul can rest and ours can also."
    The victim's family members say they found out about the homicide through Instagram. They only hope that social media will also play a part in producing a tip that leads to the killer.
    "I'm so weak right now, but I just try to remain strong because I know (Anthony) would," said Patterson.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at: 404-577-TIPS or through crimestoppersatlanta.org. Callers may remain anonymous and could receive a reward.

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