Nicholas Glasco, 18, was shot and killed Saturday. (Credit: Family photo)

Teen arrested in shooting death of high school senior

A teen has been arrested in the shooting death of a friend who was weeks away from his high school graduation.

Dean Dunkley, 18, has been charged with murder in connection with Saturday’s deadly shooting, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

Dean Dunkley, 18, has been arrested in connection with the weekend shooting death of friend Nicholas Glasco, who was weeks away from his high school graduation. (Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the shooting in the 500 block of Old Friar Tuck Road near Stone Mountain. Police found 18-year-old Nicholas Glasco “critical and slightly conscious,” Campbell said.

According to an arrest warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dunkley shot Glasco in the chest with a 9mm Luger. 

Dunkley initially said Glasco shot himself, but later admitted he shot Glasco and hid the gun, according to the warrant.

Glasco was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Glasco’s grandmother told Channel 2 Action News the young man's mother is inconsolable. She said her grandson was kind and a hard worker. He was set to graduate in May.

“He never went out and hung out in the streets,” said his grandmother, who asked not to be identified. “He was a homebody.”

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She said he was visiting friends in Atlanta in March when he was shot to death.