Drive-by shootings leave one dead, one injured

Two drive-by shootings in DeKalb County have left one dead and another wounded.

Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said officers responded to a call from 3770 Larkspur Terrace shortly before 1 a.m. May 10.

Parish said when officers arrived they found an 18-year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to detectives the victim and a second man where walking along the street when they observed a white SUV slowly approaching. The window of the SUV rolled down and someone then began firing at them.

€œOne victim was able to run from the location unharmed,€ Parish said.

The SUV is described as a white Yukon or Tahoe. Parish said the name of the deceased has not been released yet. A makeshift memorial at the home identifies the victim as Javereon Snoop Barber, 19.

According to a memorial page on Facebook for Barber, he “was gunned down in the street of his neighborhood, while walking [from a] store.

€œHe was a 19-year-old teenager with a 9-month-old son,” according to the Facebook page. €œHis life was taken from him and we would like to keep his memory alive. A fund to help pay for his funeral has been set up at

Larkspur Terrace is less than half a mile from the apartment complex where 18-year-old Dominique Boyer was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in March.

A similar shooting occurred at approximately 15 minutes later and six miles away at 2744 Elkhorn Drive.

According to police, when officers arrived they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.

Detectives said the victim and a woman were standing outside when they observed a suspicious vehicle approach. Someone in the vehicle then fired in their direction and the male victim was struck.

At this point no determination has been made for the motive of these two shootings nor has it been determined if these two are connected,€ Parish said. Detectives continue to actively investigate these cases.

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  1. juanita hodges says:

    i love my grandson and my heavenly love

  2. Candice Barber says:

    This is so shocking to me. My only son has been taken away from me and my family. I will never forget what a good heart smart wonderful and witty person you were. God allowed me to have one of his angels here on earth for a short time. I will always love you. And I wont rest until justice is served.. Love mom..

  3. Lexus Barber says:

    This is a really crazy world filled w. Evil people killing the innocent. I no longer have a big brother here to protect me and guide me through things. Smh I will continue to investigate myself! R.I.P to my only brother.

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