- Story Highlights
- A woman says her boyfriend was shot to death in front of her.
- Justin Edwards was a 33-year-old father.
- Family members question whether he was targeted.
Stephanie Moore said she heard each of the 11 shots fired at her boyfriend, who was killed while checking his flat tires.
Justin Edwards is being remembered as not only a loving father to the couple’s 4-year-old son, Austin, but also a hard-working logistics manager at Lockheed Martin who was working on a master’s degree.
“I was the last person that was with him and he heard me when I told him that we loved him and Austin and I needed him and loved him,” Moore told Channel 2 Action News.
Moore says the shooting happened so quickly she didn’t get a good look at the killer’s face before he ran away.
The 33-year-old’s father, Joe Edwards, believes his son’s tires were purposefully cut Feb. 10 before his killer shot him multiple times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
"No doubt in my mind somebody slashed his tires," Joe Edwards said. "I don't know why somebody would want to do that, but we gonna find out."
“His dad is a community activist, his mom is a social worker; they help people,” Moore said. “Justin emulated his family; he helped people, so it doesn't make sense.”
Moore said she doesn’t know how she’s going to handle the death of the man she’s been with for eight years.
“I never, ever imagined something like this ever happening,” Moore told Channel 2.
They had just finished a dinner date with friends in Edgewood when they pulled into a parking lot at Memorial Drive and Boulevard to check the rear tires.
That’s when someone approached and fired, killing Edwards.
Atlanta police said they're hoping to find surveillance video from nearby businesses that might have captured the shooter running away, but they had no new leads Monday.
“I have to believe that they will find something because if I don’t, I’m going to break,” Moore said.
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