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Teen Gunned Down in DeKalb County Parking Lot

Friends and family members were leaving memorials in honor of Quantavious Armstrong, who was gunned down Wednesday night on Glenwood Road in DeKalb County.

Friends and family members were leaving memorials in honor of Quantavious Armstrong, who was gunned down Wednesday night in DeKalb County. Credit: FOX 5
Friends and family members were leaving memorials in honor of Quantavious Armstrong, who was gunned down Wednesday night in DeKalb County. Credit: FOX 5

Authorities spent Thursday interviewing witnesses who saw a teenager shot to death in DeKalb County.

According to DeKalb County Police, the shooting happened in a parking lot in the 4400 block of Glenwood Road around 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

The victim has been identified as Quantavious Armstrong, 18, reports FOX 5 TV.

Family members of the victim say Armstrong was shot once in the face and twice in the chest. He died on the scene.

Investigators told CBS46 the fatal shooting was a result of an ongoing feud between Armstrong and the shooter.

Armstrong's aunt told the TV station that he was like a son to her.

"He was a joker of the family. He always had something funny to say to make you laugh," Markia Armstrong said.

The family said Armstrong had committed himself to returning to school and his future was bright.

"My nephew didn't deserve that, not at all," said Dexter Armstrong, the victim's uncle.

Teddy bears and candles formed a makeshift memorial at the shooting scene.

OnceWasAnnie March 20, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Quantavious. Seriously? What IS it with Black folks naming their children such terrible names? I'm sorry he was gunned down...that's awful. How many successful people do you know who are named Quantavious? Just sayin'. On the other hand, white folks are guilty of some poor name choices, too. "Bubba". When I hear of someone named "Bubba" I start looking for the rebel flag and the big pickup trucks with the naked lady mudflaps.
Towana Tiana Thomas March 21, 2014 at 09:23 AM
You heartless mf.. It doesn't matter about his name. That's what his mother chose to name him. And you damn right we black and we proud as hell of that and our names. People like you are so ignorant.. Rest in peace to my pawtna... I love you Tayman ..
Lisa G March 21, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Though there is merit in your point OWAnnie, not exactly the best place to make it. Perhaps consider some sensitivity training? The loss of this young man to violence is a tragedy. Period.
erie March 24, 2014 at 08:24 PM
No I would not name a child DICK but what do the name of someone have with being gun down?

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