‘A chunk of him’; Household of an Atlanta man killed whereas strolling canine desires killers discovered – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — A Southwest Atlanta group despatched out a name for assist Saturday.

They’re looking for the individuals who killed Jr. Harris Monday and stole his canine.

Household and mates gathered at Charles Harper Memorial Park close to to publish flyers and lightweight candles close to the spot the place he died.

The flyers stated police are providing a $2,000 reward to the one that turns within the killers to Crime Stoppers. The household has raised $5,000 on a donation web site so as to add to that.

His sister urged folks to donate extra to catch these able to killing her brother.

“I simply didn’t imagine it, and I didn’t imagine it was my brother,” stated Liz Robinson.

She stated he was checking in with household in a Southwest Atlanta neighborhood Monday when he determined to stroll his canine earlier than 8:00 p.m. within the night.

That’s when police say a gaggle of robbers zeroed in on him at Mitchell St. Southwest and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. They shot him a number of occasions earlier than stealing his canine.

One good friend who flew in from Cincinnati to assist his household Saturday, Dana Smiley, stated, “He has family members. He has individuals who actually love him, and so they took him in such a vicious manner.”

An uncle, Alvin Harris, stated, “Each time I flip round, he was making an attempt to choose up and assist any person. Always, and for somebody to have executed this to him, it hurts me. It hurts me.”

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Harris was 44 years previous. He didn’t have kids, however his mom, Mary Boykins, stated his canine was his child. She is begging for somebody to carry the canine again so she will have a bit of him once more.

“A chunk of him. A chunk of him, and for my grandchildren, too. They cherished the canine,” stated Boykins.

Harris’s sister broke down in tears at that thought.

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“She’s nonetheless alive. She’s nonetheless alive,” cried Robinson.

Police shared three surveillance pictures of people that might have witnessed the murder. Officers hope somebody might help them discover these folks.

Anybody with any info is requested to contact APD Murder Unit instantly at 404-546-4235. You may also ship nameless tricks to Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-8477 or on-line right here.

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