Rick Whitehead said his son was shot in the chest and the head.
“The first call I got, I was told he was dead,” he said. “The first call I got, in the middle of the night.”
Rick Whitehead said it is a miracle that his son, who is the father to a 2-year-old girl, even survived.
Friends with him at the bar that night described Ezra Whitehead as a “great guy,” Channel 2 reported.
“(He is) universally liked, which is why it’s just crazy that something like that would happen to him, specifically,” Joe Conway told the news station.
Investigators are still trying to track down the shooter. Anyone with information is asked to contact Atlanta 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 the Crime Stoppers website.