According to the initial investigation, a man suspected in the shooting ran away from the scene. He has not been identified. The investigation is ongoing.
On a GoFundMe campaign created to raise money for the man’s funeral, family members described Benton as a “loyal, passionate young man, who cared dearly for his family and those around him.”
Anyone with information on the shooting or the person of interest is asked to contact Forest Park police at 404-366-4141. 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.