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15-year-old arrested for murder of 3-year-old on Easter

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Police would like to speak with this witness to the murder. Police would like to speak with this witness to the murder.
DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old child on Easter Sunday.

T’Rhigi Craig was shot around 11:30 p.m. on April 1 while in the backseat of his mother's car at the intersection of Eastland Road and Bouldercrest Road in Atlanta. Craig's mother says she was at a stop light when she noticed a vehicle pull up next to her and saw a man with what she believed to be a paintball gun. 

She says she heard a popping noise that she thought came from the paintball gun before later realizing that her son had been shot. Detectives believe the shot actually came from a nearby Texaco gas station, perhaps from someone aiming for the person with the paintball gun.

After looking through surveillance video and talking with witnesses, police determined the fatal shot actually came from a nearby gas station.

The 15-year-old suspect was located and arrested around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Because of the suspect's age, they're not releasing his identity or showing his mugshot. 

Police are, however, circulating photos of a young man who possibly got a good look at the shooter and any others involved. So far, the witness has not come forward to help in the investigation.

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