CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County Police are investigating after an 11-year-old was killed in a shooting in Riverdale Thursday evening. A 12-year-old is now facing murder and additional charges in the case, they said.
Authorities said it happened at the 6000 block of Westbury Road shortly before 5:30 p.m. Police roped off the area in the neighborhood where the shooting happened as they conducted their investigation.
Friday morning, police said the 12-year-old involved was taken into custody and charged with murder. He is also charged with aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, being in possession of a firearm under the age of 18, and cruelty to children in the first degree.
Police have not revealed what lead up to the deadly shooting. Their investigation is ongoing.