Some of Larry Grigsby’s blood was on his children, Elijah (center) and Alisha (far right), Grigsby’s cousin said. He was shot and killed early Sun., July 31, 2016, in Cobb County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Kids who saw dad’s fatal shooting say he did nothing wrong

Two young children who saw their father shot and killed early Sunday in Cobb County said he did nothing wrong.

Alisha, 6, and Elijah, 8, were in an SUV with their father, Larry Grigsby, when someone opened fire through a window, killing Grigsby and sending the SUV crashing into a wooded area along Six Flags Parkway.

“He took much care of us and we really miss him very much,” Alisha told Channel 2 Action News.

The children said Grigsby did not fight with anyone before the shooting.

“He didn’t do anything to like get him shot or nothing,” Elijah told the television station.

Grigsby, 42, of Austell, dropped off a girlfriend’s daughter shortly before he was shot in front of his children, according to Channel 2.

“Some of his blood was on them,” Grigsby’s cousin, Charles Pratt, said. “That’s what’s hard to deal with. That’s something that will stick with them the rest of their lives.”

The family is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call police.

Tipsters can remain anonymous — and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000 — by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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