• Teen charged in Lakewood Stadium shooting


    ATLANTA - Police have charged a teenager in a shooting at Lakewood Stadium during a high school football game Friday.

    The shooting just before 11 p.m. at the stadium located at 70 Claire Drive in southeast Atlanta.

    Authorities say a game between Mays and Carver high schools was taking place in the stadium at the time of the shooting. The game was postponed and is scheduled to be completed at a later date.

    Police charged Eugene Brantley, 17, in the shooting. The Mays High School student is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction, reckless conduct, and carrying a weapon on school property, according to police. He was hospitalized after the shooting and remained hospitalized late Saturday night. 

    Investigators say it started with a fight at the game. Police say they believe there may be more shooters still on the loose.

    Police say hundreds of students were at the stadium when the shooting took place in the parking lot outside the gates.

    An off-duty Atlanta police officer working security at Lakewood Stadium heard the shots and saw the teen with a gun.

    “That encounter escalated into the officer firing one round and striking that individual in the arm,” Capt. Paul Guerrucci said.

    Investigators recovered three guns. They are still working to determine who, along with Brantley, was shooting, and at whom.

    “We do believe that subject was armed. The specifics are still being worked out,” Guerrucci said.

    Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

    Meanwhile, Atlanta Public Schools has canceled or moved all games scheduled to be played at Lakewood Stadium Saturday.

    The following middle school football playoffs games were postponed Saturday: Inman vs. Young at 10 a.m. and Sutton vs. Long at 12 p.m.

    The B.E.S.T. Academy vs. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate game scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. was moved from Lakewood Stadium to Grady Stadium.

    The last quarter of the Carver vs. Mays game is set to be completed at a later date, which is still to be determined. 

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