Cops: Boyfriend stood over teen’s dead body, then fled

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Cops: Boyfriend stood over teen’s dead body, then fled

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  • Story Highlights
  • Jewell Jefferson, 16, was shot and killed inside her bedroom Monday evening. 
  • Boyfriend Carl Moore faces a murder charge. 
  • Jefferson’s family was home at the time of the shooting. 

Takecha Jacks cradled daughter Jewell Jefferson in her arms until DeKalb County police arrived. 

The 16-year-old had been shot in the face, just below her left eye, inside her bedroom Monday evening, according to a police report. 

Boyfriend Carl Moore, who was arrested in the girl’s murder late Tuesday night, had left the scene by the time police arrived. 

Jacks told police she and her boyfriend, Quincy Lamar, were in their bedroom when they heard a gunshot. 

“They then went to (Jefferson’s) room and saw her (lying) in bed bleeding” as Moore stood over her body, Officer R.D. Eason wrote in the report. 

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Lamar told police he did not see a gun in Moore’s hands. Police eventually took Moore in for questioning and arrested him. 

He remained in the DeKalb jail Wednesday without bond and was also charged with possession of a pistol or revolver by a person under the age of 18, according to jail records.

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