Five teens arrested in deadly robbery; one teen remains on the run

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The family of Leevon Daniels gathered at Lithonia Police Headquarters Tuesday to make one last plea for justice. This, as police try to find the last person they said is responsible for Daniel's murder on May 3, 2015.

"They took away a vital part of our family. Leevon was loving. He made all of us so happy. We need this person to come forward so our family can get closure," said Crystal Morris, who is a cousin of the murdered DeKalb County man.

"Leevon had a promising film career. He was a productive member of this society and this was just a senseless killing--over a cell phone," Chief Roosevelt Smith told reporters.

Chief Smith said five young men, ages 16 to 18, were arrested in DeKalb County between January 28 and January 30. Monolito Walker, Jr. 16, Abijah Richard, 16, Dawson Brown, 17, Christay Eady, 17 and Mohamed Kamara, 18, are all charged with murder and armed robbery. The chief said he hopes the young men will be prosecuted as adults.

Daniels, 27, was an aspiring film maker. He had just stepped out of the Red Grill Sports Bar on Main Street in downtown Lithonia to use his cell phone when he was ambushed, robbed and shot. Chief Smith said the teens were on an all-night crime spree when they spotted Daniels that night.

"They were out on the streets, terrorizing DeKalb County--breaking into cars, stealing what they could. They started in Tucker, then came here to Lithonia," the Chief said as family surrounded him at the news conference.

The Chief said strong leads came in two weeks after the filmmaker was left for dead on Swift Street. But it wasn't until last week that police could track down the young men suspected in the crime. The chief says 16 year old Torrence Chaney is only the person the Fugitive Squad hasn't found yet. He's facing robbery and murder charges as well. Daniels' loved ones hope Chaney's family will convince him to surrender.

"It's really important to my family. It's imperative. We are really pleading for someone who knows where he is to just do what's right and contact the Lithonia Police Department. We miss him and this has been really hard for all of us," said Daniels' sister Lauren Fordyce.