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Police investigating fatal shooting of Atlanta teen


Police are trying to determine whether the fatal shooting of a teen in northwest Atlanta by a family member was accidental, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Marques Montgomery, 15, was the victim, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said Tuesday. Police said Montgomery was shot in the head at a home in the 3800 block of Adkins Road.

The call came to police shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, according to police records. The preliminary investigation indicates Montgomery, identified as a Mays High School student, was “shot by the suspect with no provocation.”

No charges have been filed, police said. The investigation is still active.

A person was detained Monday, police said, and it is not known if that person still is in custody.

Montgomery’s girlfriend, Ronbria Brown, was talking with him on FaceTime when the shooting occurred, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“We were on FaceTime and I was asking him how my outfit looked and then the phone went face down and he wasn’t saying nothing,” she told the station. “His eyes were closed. Then I heard his daddy screaming, and his grandma screaming.”

Montgomery lived in the home with his dad, grandparents and cousin, Channel 2 reported.


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