Authorities say an enraged Georgia driver, who caught a 17-year-old boy allegedly egging his Mercedes on Halloween, fatally shot the suspected prankster in the neck as he tried to run away.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says the driver confronted the teen and fired 10 shots at him around 8 p.m. Sunday. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says the teen, Tivarus King, died as he was being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, reported Nola.com.
Officers who were dispatched to the scene in northwest Atlanta spotted a gold Mercedes fitting the vehicle's description and detained the driver. But Atlanta Police spokesman Curtis Davenport said that person was arrested on traffic charges that were not linked to the shooting.
He said police are still investigating the case and have not charged the driver of the Mercedes for the shooting. Police are still searching for suspects and looking for anyone else who may have seen the egging and subsequent shooting take place.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution have reported the police are investigating whether King had thrown the eggs or was just part of a larger crowd, containing a few individuals, who were seen throwing eggs at passing cars.
The police are asking for help from the community in solving this homicide.