For the second time in a week, a teenager was killed at a house party in the Atlanta area.
18-year-old Daquavious Stephon Mapp was apparently caught in the crossfire of a firefight between other teenage boys. James Edwards and Tevin Williams, both 17, are charged with aggravated assault and gun charges. Police aren’t sure whose bullet killed Mapp, according the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Estimates vary widely, but most accounts say 75 kids were at a party in Conyers, Ga.
At about 9pm, police showed up in response to a noise complaint, according to WXIA-TV. Police broke the party up, but it resumed after they left.
A fight broke out inside the party and continued outside of the house. Shots were fired, hitting Mapp and wounding a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.
According to police accounts, both 17-year-olds in custody admit to firing their guns. Police are waiting for ballistics reports before charging either teen with Mapp’s death, according to WSB-TV.
Apparently there were two parties: one for a 17-year-old girl’s birthday and another for a man living at the home to raise rent money. Partygoers were charged $3 to get in, police said.
As JJIE.org reported last week, this shooting comes a week after 18-year-old Bobby Tillman was beaten to death at a house party in Douglas County. Four teens, ages 18 and 19, have been charged with his death.