Teen surrenders in connection to deadly East Point carjacking

- East Point Police said a teenager has surrendered to authorities Saturday in the connection to a deadly carjacking. This comes just a day after video of several men described as “persons of interest” was released.

The 15-year-old boy was taken to police by his mother after she saw his picture on the news. Police said they are searching for the remaining two suspects.

Police said one of the other three suspects has been identified and investigators have taken out a warrant for his arrest. The identity of the remaining suspect was unknown as of Saturday.

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East Point Police released video of five men who they described as “persons of interest” and were seen at an Exxon service station on Cleveland Avenue buying gasoline after the deadly carjacking and before the charred Nissan Maxima was found.

Police said three men with guns pulled their weapons on Terrick Mathews and his friend as they sat in the car at the Parkside at Camp Creek Apartments.

Detectives said Mathews and the driver were getting out of the car when Mathews was shot in the neck and died on the scene.

The suspects took the car, but it was found torched and left in another set of apartments not far from the Exxon Gas station.

Matthew's mother said her son was a devoted father to his two children, had just been hired on a new job, and called to wish her a happy birthday just hours before he died.

East Point Police said they need the public's help to identify the persons of interest and remind everyone that tipsters could receive a Crime Stoppers reward in the case.

Matthew's funeral is set for Wednesday at Murray Brother's Funeral Home.

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