Slain Georgia Siblings Were Unintended Targets Of Gang Violence

By NewsOne Staff

Daveon Coates,15, and his 11-year-old sister, Tatiyana Coates were killed in their Jonesboro, Georgia home on October 22 in an apparent gang retaliation shooting police say, according to People.

Police originally believed the shooting was the result of a home invasion, but a 15-year-old unnamed male visiting the home was the alleged target, writes the news outlet.

11 year old Tatiyana Coates and her 15 year old brother Daveon were murdered this morning in a Clayton County home invasion. So tragic. RIP.

— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) October 22, 2016

The siblings were home with several other children when shots were fired into their house. According to the news outlet, no adults were present and the other children were unharmed.

According to Clayton County Police Chief Michael Register, who spoke with reporters on Tuesday, the unnamed local gang intended to hit the 15-year-old youth. Weeks earlier, Tanieka Brown, Daveon and Tatiyana’s mother, opened her home to a friend and her five children who relocated from Tennessee, according to People.

Register said the 15-year-old visitor may have been linked to a Tennessee gang and believes an act he committed against a local gang in Atlanta made them “retaliate …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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