DeKalb teen shot, killed on Thanksgiving identified

Another teenager wounded in same shooting, police say

A teenager who was killed when he and another teen were shot by someone in a passing car as they walked along a DeKalb County road Thanksgiving night has been identified, authorities said.

Officers were called to a location in the 300 block of South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road just after 7 p.m. after getting reports of a person shot, DeKalb police spokesman Lt. Shane Smith said. They found a 17-year-old, later identified as Jeremiah Eubanks, dead at the scene.

Shortly after the shooting took place, 19-year-old Kelson Cody arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot. Cody told investigators he was involved in the same shooting as Eubanks, police said.

The initial investigation determined Eubanks was walking near a Shell gas station when he was hit by shots fired from a passing car, Smith said. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Police have not released additional details about the shooting.

A GoFundMe page created to raise money for a memorial service for Eubanks said he was a student at Miller Grove High School and had turned 17 earlier this month.

“Jeremiah was a light in the darkness which was taken from us too soon,” Goldie Eubanks, the fundraiser’s creator, wrote on the page. “He never met a stranger.”

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