On November 27th, Ian Hagerty, a 17-year-old White male, attended a candlelight vigil for Ta’neaious “TMAN” McCune, 18. This was in Dekalb County in the parking lot of the Highlands at East Atlanta Apartment Complex.
A Black male walked up to the crowd and opened fire, killing Hagerty. Two other people, aged 16 and 11, were shot and injured.
Police arrested Kendell Torrence, 23, over the weekend and charged him with murder.
Ta’neaious McCune, 18, was shot and killed while allegedly trying to invade a Dekalb County home with three other perps. A homeowner exchanged gunfire with them, killing McCune. Two other perps, Jacqueze Grier, 23, and an unnamed 15-year-old, were shot and seriously injured. The fourth perp, Telvin Thomas, 30, arrived at the hospital later with a minor gunshot wound.
Police ruled the death of McCune to be a justifiable act of self-defense.
The phenomenon of shootings at vigils is becoming increasingly common.
Note: The sloppy Atlanta NBC affiliated titled this video wrong and never changed it. They also get the age of one of the victims wrong.