DeKalb student’s death may be tied to man’s killing in busy restaurant

Surveillance video shows an armed man casually walk into the Lucky Panda Chinese restaurant and shoot a man to death.

Surveillance video shows an armed man casually walk into the Lucky Panda Chinese restaurant and shoot a man to death.

On May 29, a 16-year-old Towers High student named Chris Moore was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in DeKalb County.

On June 8, a man walked into Lucky Panda on South Hairston Road outside Decatur and opened fire on customer Dedrick Davis, 21. Witnesses reported the gunman saying: "This is for my nephew."

Weeks later it appears the shootings could have been related.

In warrants released Thursday, a detective said the alleged Lucky Panda shooter, 33-year-old Travis Traion Minor, was an uncle to Moore.

DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution it isn’t yet clear if Moore and Minor were blood relatives, or if Minor simply referred to Moore that way.

Travis Minor

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Campbell declined to speak on whether the motive for Davis’ death was indeed Moore’s death.

Moore was shot in a home on the 3800 block of Redan Road, where police found him at the end of a blood trail to the kitchen. He had been shot in the neck.

Two adults had also been shot and survived. The shooters were gone. The victims couldn’t give a description of the vehicle that spewed the bullets.

Campbell said detectives hadn’t been investigating Davis in Moore’s death before Davis was shot.

Images of the Lucky Panda shooting were captured on surveillance cameras and distributed to media in hopes the public knew the shooter.

The sheriff’s office said deputies arrested Minor with the help of Doraville police as he left work Wednesday.

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