Atlanta police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old found inside a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Saturday morning.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

15-year-old shot, killed was wearing ankle monitor

A 15-year-old who was shot and killed inside a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Saturday morning was wearing an ankle monitor in a stolen car, police said.

The teen was discovered in the parking lot of a complex along Mount Zion Road, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said. The Fulton County Medical Examiner identified him as Jamari Holmes.

Investigators said they discovered multiple shell casings at the scene. The teen, described as a “known gang member,” was struck once in the head, police said.

Police were called to the scene about 4:45 a.m. after residents reported gunfire.

“Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound to the head inside of a stolen, blue Dodge Charger,” Daugherty said. “Investigators are pursuing a possible gang connection, given that the victim was a known gang member and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his death.”

Police say the car was stolen from Cobb County overnight.

Investigators said they are still looking for others who may have been inside the car with him.

 

“There was potentially another vehicle involved or at least another group of people involved,” Atlanta police Lt. Andrea Webster told Channel 2 Action News at the scene. 

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