Father and husband-to-be shot, killed on his birthday

In the car was his pregnant fiancé, a younger sister and his children. Thankfully, they were not physically injured.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - After a series of shootings that left two people injured and one man dead, family and friends remember the father, friend and husband-to-be that they lost.

On Thursday morning at 3:45 a.m., Nicholas Bankston, 24, was driving back home with his family after celebrating his birthday when a random vehicle pulled up next to his car and started shooting.

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Bankston was unfortunately hit and died at the scene. Family has started a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of funeral expenses.

In the car was his pregnant fiancé, a younger sister and his children. Thankfully, they were not physically injured.

Family and friends gathered outside where the incident happened, to remember their family member, affectionately nicknamed, Nicc.

"He’s a wonderful father. Good man. Everybody loves him. Very respectful. He was a ‘yes ma’am’, ‘no ma’am’-type of young man. Thank you, all the police officers and investigators,” Bankston’s aunt said.

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A candlelight vigil was held on Thursday night, Feb. 22, to remember Bankston and celebrate his birthday. Family members and friends and members of the community were in attendance.

Candle light tonight PAINTING THE CITY BLUE COME OUT IF YOU LOVE NICK 💙 #longlivenick💙 #longlivenick #ripnicc #lln

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Earlier that day, police found that silver SUV, it had been spray painted black. Officers arrested the driver, 24-year-old Mikeal Callaway and a female passenger. Charges are pending.

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