MORROW, Ga. - It has been nearly a dozen years since the last murder in the city of Morrow. The long positive streak was broken early Sunday morning.
Morrow Police said 18-year-old Kheron Cunningham was shot to death near the Walmart and the Oxford townhomes.
"I heard ‘pop, pop, pop’ but I don't know what happened," said Letuyet.
“Anybody that knows anything please come forward so I can get justice for my son, he didn't deserve this," said Kristal Cunningham, the mother of the victim.
Police released pictures of two men seen with Cunningham at a Morrow gas station shortly before the murder.
"We're pretty sure Mr. Cunningham was the intended target. We do have two people of interest," said Morrow Police Chief James Callaway.
Callaway said his detectives are chasing all leads and are offering a $2,000 Crime Stoppers reward to solve the city's first murder since July 2006.
"We pride ourselves as a city of being a safe place for people to live and to be and to enjoy their lives," said Chief Callaway.
Robert McNeely, Scott to friends and customers, has owned and operated Action Automotive Services in Morrow for 24 years. He showed FOX 5 News his treasured Corvette which was only 3 years old when the last murder occurred in this city.
“It's the people the community and the way they all stick together here it keeps the crime out. The police department the mayor they are trying to keep to do a good job," said McNeely.
But he also said eleven years without a murder doesn't negate the first homicide in a long time here.
“Anybody that lost a loved one, it's just not fair. Something was taken from you," said McNeely.
"I just wish somebody would come forward because the same thing that happened to my son could happen to somebody else's son," said Cunningham.
Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.