UPDATE: Security footage, handgun shed light on 15-year-old’s shooting death

Police found Jaden Williams with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and stomach.
Police found Jaden Williams with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and stomach.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta police are increasing the reward and asking for help in an effort to identify who shot and killed a 15-year-old at an apartment complex earlier this month.

Police responded to a report of a person shot at the Elite at City Park apartments at 415 Fairburn Road around 3 p.m. Nov. 5, spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. When officers arrived, they found Jaden Williams with gunshot wounds to his head, lower right abdomen and right leg.

He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, but died three days later, Avery said. Williams’ death was not announced by police until Tuesday.

On security footage, Williams was seen walking out of the apartment complex as a black Nissan SUV with the tag number RRU0597 followed behind him, according to the police report. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Doraville.

Because of the angle, the security camera was unable to capture what occurred next. But another security camera showed five to six men in a wooded area with handguns, according to police.

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Police said they recovered a 9mm Rugar P89 with five rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber from the scene. Two matching shell casings were found in the parking lot. Police said the gun was in Williams’ satchel and it fell out when they moved his body.

Williams’ mother, Kanekia Williams, was present at the scene, according to the report, but she was not there when the incident occurred. Police did not find any witnesses.

Crime Stoppers increased the reward in the case from $2,000 to $5,000 this week. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Atlanta Police Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information can be submitted to the tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Callers do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward.

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