A Georgia teen is in custody facing serious charges including murder after he got upset over an Instagram post and fired 31 shots at a house killing a 6-year-old Z’Mari Mitchell.
Via 11 Alive:
The 17-year-old Meshon Williams was taken into custody Thursday afternoon near I-20 EB and Candler Rd, according to DeKalb Police.
A warrant for Williams arrest was issued on May 5 on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. A second warrant was issued on May 9 for murder charges, following the death of the 6-year-old.
The night of the shooting, police said six young women and a young man went to a home in the 3500 block off Sweetgum Lane to “engage in a fight” over a post on Instagram they didn’t like. During the fight, an adult inside the home came outside to break it up and tell the group to leave.
The group piled back in their vehicle and started driving away. But when they got toward the end of the street, police said Williams turned around fired 31 rounds toward the home.
One of those bullets hit 6-year-old Z’Mari Mitchell as he was playing in the living room inside the home. Days later, on May 9, police confirmed that Mitchell died.
This is downright ridiculous! My sincerest condolences and prayers to the Mitchell family.