Teens facing murder charges after Georgia high school football star shot dead, cops still working to find motive – New York Post
It has been reported that an 18-year-old Georgia football star was fatally shot outside a Davie & Busters in GA.
Local reports indicate that on Wednesday, Elijah DeWitt, a promising receiver at Jefferson High School, was shot and killed outside a chain restaurant. An 18-year-old boy was found dead at around 8 p.m. after police responded to a shooting report.
Kemare Bryan, 18, and Chandler Richardson, 19, were arrested two days after the shooting in South Carolina, according to Gwinnett police. According to the charges, they are both being held on felony murder and other crimes related to the fatal shooting.
Police said that the suspects and victim knew each other, and when they encountered each other in the parking lot, an altercation took place, and then a shooting occurred. However, according to the family, Elijah wasn’t friends with Bryan or Richardson.
During an interview with local media, DeWitt’s mother claimed her son was murdered during a botched robbery.
At a vigil on Sunday, Dawn DeWitt spoke of her son’s death as “definitely the worst day of my life.” She added, “I want him to be remembered as a fierce competitor with a huge heart.”
Craig DeWitt’s father forgave the murder suspects despite the attacks. In an interview with reporters, he said: “Forgiveness is for the forgiver. We don’t want the hate in this household.”
According to Bailey Reidling, DeWitt’s girlfriend, WSBTV, DeWitt was a protector within his family. She told the station, “He was kind and gentle at heart.” “He was everyone’s protector.”
Besides murder charges, Bryan and Richardson were charged with aggravated assault, malice murder, and possession of a firearm during felonies, according to Gwinnett police.
Investigations are still ongoing by the police.
For more coverage on this story, see the additional news sources below:
- Teens facing murder charges after Georgia high school football star shot dead, cops still working to find motive New York Post
- Motive unknown in murder of Georgia football star shot at mall; teen suspects extradited from South Carolina Fox News
- ‘Everybody’s protector:’ Girlfriend, sister of murdered football player say they want answers WSB Atlanta
- Georgia high school football star, 18, is shot dead in mall parking lot: Two teenagers are arrested Daily Mail
- 2 face charges in slaying of Ga. high school football star WRDW