Police search for three Black male suspects who killed father-of-2 in carjacking, torched car
Police in Atlanta are looking to speak to five men in relation to the shooting brazen shooting death of a male victim on Tuesday
Terrick Matthews was asleep in the passenger seat of the car with a friend parked at an apt complex parking lot and three men came up to them, police in East Point said
The 24-year-old father-of-two exited the car before a carjacker getting inside fired his gun
A bullet struck Mathews in the neck, and he died at the scene
The carjackers later filled a plastic bottle with gasoline and set the car on fire about a mile from the gas station
Three of the men are listed as suspects were seen in the car,
The other two males who were seen at the gas station are listed as persons of interest
A father-of-two was killed in Atlanta after being shot in the neck during a carjacking on Tuesday.
East Point police, who said two men were in car in a parking lot at an East Point apartment complex. The passenger, Terrick Matthews, was sleeping.
Police say Matthews woke up as the armed suspects tried to get into the car. Even though police said Matthews was trying to cooperate still he was fatally shot by the carjackers. killing him.
Matthews, 24, was asleep in the passenger seat of the car with a friend when three men came up to them, with one brandishing a handgun, the second man in the car told police.
The two men got out of the vehicle without issue, but when the trio went to get inside, one of the three men fired his gun, hitting Matthews in the neck and killing him.
Police say he died from his injuries at the scene.
After taking off with Matthews’ car, the three men took drove to a nearby Exon gas station, with surveillance footage obtained by WSBTV showing one man pay for gas before finding an empty plastic bottle in a nearby bin.
Police say the man filled the bottle with gas before using it to set the stolen car on fire less than a mile from the gas station.
East Point Police spokeswoman Ebony Johnson says there is no reason Matthews needed to die this week.
‘It wasn’t necessary for them to take his life,’ she said. ‘They were in compliance. They were getting out of the vehicle at that point.’
The stolen vehicle was completely burnt out
Matthews has two young children, and police say his family are distraught at his sudden death.
The killers are seen conferring before the torched the stolen car
Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers on 404-577-8477.