ATLANTA — An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed in the East Lake community Sunday evening, Atlanta Police said.
Authorities responded at the 2700-block of Memorial Drive SE, near East Lake Park shortly before 8:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they said they found the boy who had been struck by a car. APD said EMS arrived and he was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The family identified the child as Devonne Malique David.
"The preliminary investigation found that the pedestrian had been standing on the sidewalk with several other children, celebrating Halloween," the department said in a statement. "The pedestrian walked into the roadway to cross Memorial Drive and where he was struck by a vehicle."
The driver involved remained on the scene, according to APD. Its Accident Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
On Monday, they said charges are not expected.