ATLANTA — Atlanta police said they believe a Halloween prank cost a teenager his life.Police said the incident began Sunday night at about 8 p.m. at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.Police said a teen threw an egg at someone’s car and the driver drove away.
Officials said the driver returned to the scene with a gun.“It appears the victim in this case was standing at an intersection when the suspect approached him, produced a handgun, and discharged the weapon at least ten times, striking the victim,” said Maj. Keith Meadows of the Atlanta Police Department.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as 17-year-old Tivarus Irving of Union City.The shooter was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a red M & M jacket. Police said the gunman was driving a gold, four-door Mercedes with a red temporary tag.Police said while officers were still at the scene, a vehicle matching the description drove by the location. Officers stopped the driver and he was turned over to the homicide unit for questioning, police said.No charges have been filed.