Georgia homeowner shoots 3 teenagers in masks who tried to robbed him, sheriff’s office says
A Georgia homeowner shoots 3 teens who were trying to rob him and two others, officials said.
The Teenagers Ages:
— ages fifteen, sixteen and sixteen —
Where They Found Dead:
approached the residence in Conyers, a city roughly 25m southeast of Atlanta, with their face covered in mask, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff.
The trio of the home, and one of the teenagers “brandish gun and fire shots” at those in the front yard.
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One of the intended robbers returned fire, shooting all three teenagers, authority said in a news release. One of the teenagers died at the scene, while the two others died at a nearby hospital.
Sheriff Eric Levett said deputies responded to the scene after a report of shots fired. When they arrived, the dead teenager was bordering the street and the driveway, and one of the other teens who was shot “was a little bit down the street, where it appears he was running.”
Investigators said the three people who were on the Conyers property and neighbors have been interviewed, but no one has been charged. Levett confirmed two weapons were found at the scene and told reporters it’s possible this could be a “stand-your-ground” type of case, based upon preliminary information.
Witness Carlos Watson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he woke up to the “sounds of gunfire.”
“I heard somebody yell for help … then I heard it again, and that’s when I came outside,” Watson said. “There was one gentleman laid out and our neighbor Mr. Jenkins was helping him out.”
He said the situation seems to have been “a home invasion that went bad for the invaders,” and said the community is a “nice area” that doesn’t see random crime often.