A 12-year-old was charged with murder after shooting an 11-year-old to death in Riverdale, Thursday Morning, as reported by the Clayton County police.
The shooting took place in the 6000 Block of Westbury Road at around 5:19 in the evening. Clayton County police said that the minors live in an apartment nearby and were walking as a group. The mother of the victim, Kendall Munson, said that her parents are completely against settling their grandchildren in Chicago because of the prominent crime rate in the said state and relocating to Georgia instead. They followed her parents’ advice but little did they know, destiny was about to crack the most horrible joke to them after her sons got involved in a crime albeit they were already in Riverdale, Georgia.
“This is too much for me. My baby was 11,” Munson wept.
“We left Chicago to try to escape gang activity. I truly think this was an accident. He should not have had a gun,” grandmother, Grace Wells, said.
According to Munson, her 11-year-old son Elyjah was shot to death during an argument with a so-called friend, while her 12-year-old son, witnessed the entire traumatic encounter.
“He witnessed it and he just kept saying ‘They left my brother lying there.’ This is crazy,” Munson said in utter grief and disgust for the incident.
The unidentified 12-year-old kid who shot her son was charged with murder by the police, as well as aggravated assault, cruelty to children, and other charges. A decision that Elyjah’s mother is not comfortable with.
Police charged an unidentified 12-year-old with murder as a juvenile as well as aggravated assault, cruelty to children, and other charges. It’s a decision that Elyjah’s mom is uncomfortable and disturbed with.
She expressed it by saying, “I honestly don’t know how to feel. That baby is 12. My baby is 11. These are kids.” “They should have been playing in a sandbox somewhere.”
The shooting incident happened outside Jerry Shepherd’s house, claiming that both he and his wife witnessed the fatal shooting.
“One of them was saying ‘you play too much man,’ and he pulled out a gun and shot him in the head,” Shepherd narrated.
Investigators of the incident are still in the process of learning who owns the gun that was utilized during the crime and deciding whether the owner will be charged or not.
Furthermore, details involving the shooting incident are still under investigation. People who are knowledgeable of any information about the incident are encouraged to report to expedite the case’s progress.