The shooting happened about 3:15 p.m., Spencer said. Cabrera-Perez, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
Investigators have not said what led to the shooting or how Bernal and Cabrera-Perez knew each other.
“We’re trying to determine a motive right now,” Sgt. Adam Quigley told Channel 2 Action News Friday afternoon. “We have detectives interviewing witnesses, and they are trying to identify what males our victim was with.”
Bernal, who lives in Doraville, was charged with malice murder and booked into the DeKalb County jail shortly after 4 a.m., records show. He remains held without bond.
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