DeKalb Food Mart Shooting

DEKALB COUNTY (CBS46)—DeKalb County detectives are working to track down the person who fatally shot a 19-year-old on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

According to police, officers responded to a person shot at the Food Mart on Flat Shoals Parkway, south of I-285. Officers arrived and found the teen, identified by family as Jakare McKellar, suffering from a gunshot wound.

McKellar's grandmother told CBS46, someone knocked on her door and told her that her grandson was shot at the convenience store. When she went to the location, she saw her McKellar's body. The teen’s grandmother said her grandson was excited about life because he just started a new job at a warehouse making $19.00 per hour.

CBS46 is working to get more details from DeKalb County police regarding the shooting.

In March, police reported there was a double shooting at the same convenience store

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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