Teen charged with shooting man in head, killing him, police say

A man was shot in the head at 1919 Metropolitan Pkwy. in Atlanta on May 17, 2021.

Police in Atlanta said officers have arrested a teen for shooting a man in the head, killing him.

At about 3:30 a.m .on Monday, police said a man had been shot in the head at 1919 Metropolitan Parkway.

He was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where police said he died from his injuries. 

A 15-year-old boy was arrested later that evening after turning himself in to the police. He was arrested with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a person under 18. 

A statement released by the Atlanta Police Department reads in part:

"Our investigators have been at work since early this morning, working tirelessly to identify those behind each of this morning’s murders. We are extremely proud of the work each of our investigators has put in and we remain committed to bringing those responsible for violence in our city to justice."

The name of the teenager has not been released. 

Atlanta police confirmed at least six shootings in the area since 10 p.m. Sunday night. 

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