17-year-old dead after shooting at DeKalb County apartment, suspect in custody – WSB-TV Channel 2


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga – A 17-year-old man has been killed after a shooting at a Decatur apartment complex Sunday afternoon, DeKalb County police said.

Police said they arrived at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Crest Drive in Decatur after receiving a call about a teenager who had been shot.

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The identity of the shooting victim was not released by police, although police confirmed the victim was male.

“I was devastated, shocked, surprised…what happened to my nephew, my 90 pound nephew,” said Sandy Johnson, the victim’s aunt. Channel 2 Action News.

Police confirmed with Channel 2 Action News 23-year-old Tavares Spencer was charged with murder and is currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail.


“We have to put down our weapons. Many of our young children die every day. Nobody is talking. Everyone is watching. This is a child. This could be your nephew. This could be your nephew. It could be your cousin. It was somebody’s child,” Johnson said.

Police did not release any information about what led to the shooting.

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