The boy killed Wednesday is the fifth child under the age of 18 shot to death in Atlanta this year, according to police.

On Jan. 15, a 1-year-old girl died after being shot by another child in her home, police previously said. The baby’s mother was later charged in the case. The same day, Kelvice Roberson Jr., 15, was shot and killed at the Dunbar Neighborhood Center along Windsor Street, police said.

Six-month-old Grayson Fleming-Gray died Jan. 24 after being shot while riding in a vehicle near a store on Anderson Avenue. Two people — Dequasie Johnathan Little and Sharice Ingram, both 22 — have been charged in the killing.

And on Jan. 26, Havord Head, 17, was fatally shot at The Commons apartments on Middleton Road. Investigators said they believe the shooting stemmed from a robbery involving narcotics.

— Staff writer Rosana Hughes contributed to this article.

A Douglas County jury convicted Jarrod Hayes of Malice Murder, Aggravated Assault, Felony Murder, and Possession of a...

Posted by Douglas County District Attorney's Office on Thursday, February 24, 2022

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