Teen killed in attempted robbery moments after walking out of DeKalb gas station, mother says

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A teenage boy is dead in a shooting that happened moments after he walked out of a gas station in DeKalb County, police say.

Police said they were called out to a Shell gas station on Snapfinger Woods Drive about a person shot.

Channel 2 Action News spoke with the boy’s mother who says she was told her son was killed in an attempted robbery. She identified her son as 18-year-old Akhir Muhammad.

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“From my understanding, someone walked up to him, and I guess they thought he might have had a gun in his pocket, and tried to rob him for a gun,” Cadedra Bryant said.

Bryant says one of her son’s friends was in the car with him.

She said her son worked in valet parking, but was studying to become a general electrician.

“I can’t believe it. The only time I believed it was when I saw the medical examiner. I still can’t believe it. I’m just very hurt,” Bryant said.


Officers say the teen had been shot multiple times.

Police said information revealed that the victim had just walked out of the gas station when he was shot.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

At this time, police said there is no suspect in custody and they have no further information.

Channel 2 Action News will have more details on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m.


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