Authorities say a driver enraged because a 17-year-old boy allegedly egged his Mercedes on Halloween fatally shot the “prankster” in the neck and throat as he tried to run away.
Tivarus Irving, 17, of Union City, died en route to Grady Memorial Hospital following the shooting near the intersection of Joseph E. Lowery and Joseph E. Boone boulevards. Investigators say 10 shots were fired at the teen, who may have just been an innocent bystander in the egging.
Police were still investigating when a man matching the suspect’s description drove by the shooting scene in a Mercedes that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle, according to the AJC.
The man was taken into custody and was being questioned by homicide detectives overnight, the paper continued.
Less than four hours to the teen’s shooting, Atlanta police said a man confessed to killing another man on Federal Terrace near the federal penitentiary.
Mr. Fernando Hernandez, 32, was charged with murder after telling police he shot the victim, whose name has not yet been released.
Investigators do not have a motive.