Search continues for suspect in shooting of 6-year-old boy
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The manhunt for a 17-year-old accused by police of shooting a 6-year-old over the weekend continued Tuesday.
DeKalb County Police said 17-year-old Meshon Williams opened fire during an argument sparked by a social media post. Bullets went through the wall of the boy's home on Sweetgum Lane near Decatur. It hit the child as he played in the living room.
Bullet holes and shattered windows can still be seen in the home of 6-year-old Z'mari Mitchell. The young boy was playing his living room Saturday when police said Williams fired 31 rounds outside the home just after 5:30 p.m.
Many neighbors in this community off Peachcrest Road are still on edge, reluctant to show their faces, but outraged to hear the whole ordeal started with a dispute among teenaged girls over a social media post. DeKalb County Police said Williams, who is only 17, aimed at the Mitchell home and opened fire before taking off in a gray SUV.
Police said the 6-year-old boy remained in critical condition at Children's Healthcare at Egleston Tuesday. His neighbors remain hopeful someone will tell police where to find him before anyone else gets hurt.
Williams is described by police as being 5’11” tall and weighing a little over 150 pounds. Investigators consider him armed and dangerous. Police are asking anyone who can help get him off the streets to call the DeKalb County Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
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