Atlanta police seek for clues in deadly taking pictures

Atlanta man killed, canine stolen

An Atlanta household is devastated after their liked one Samuel J.R. Harris was shot and killed whereas strolling his canine Tequila. The household says the killer then stole the canine.

ATLANTA – The household of Sam Harris Jr., or “J.R.,” held a vigil in his honor at Charles L. Harper Memorial Park in Southwest Atlanta Saturday.

“I want you to know that my brother was liked by the neighborhood. He was liked. All people liked him,” mentioned Harris’ sister Liz Robinson. 

Household got here in from Detroit and Cincinnati and from all around the Atlanta Metro within the rain to honor Harris with a candlelight vigil. 

Harris was shot and killed Monday night time on Mitchell Road in southwest Atlanta whereas strolling his canine, Tequila.

Sam Harris Jr. (Picture submitted by household)

Atlanta police consider he was focused, and that his killers stole Tequila. 

“I simply did not consider it … that was my proper hand. We’re 18 months aside, actually my proper hand,” Robinson mentioned. 

By means of tears and laughter, members of the family shared recollections of J.R.

Sam Harris Jr. (Picture submitted by household)

“He had amusing that you’d all the time know, and it was contagious … and a smile that might gentle up the room,” mentioned his cousin Shanetha Murray.

The household is determined for solutions about who killed Harris and stole Tequila. 

“We positively need Tequila again as a result of it is part of J.R.,” Murray mentioned.

“Assist us discover Tequila. My youngsters are praying, their hearts are damaged. Tequila remains to be alive,” Robinson mentioned by tears. 

The household is keen to pay good cash to the one that helps them.

Proper now they’re providing $5,000 along with the $2,000 reward from CrimeStoppers. 

And now they’ve additionally began a GoFundMe to boost more cash to extend the reward.

They’re hoping to boost $10,000 that might all go towards incentivizing somebody to do the appropriate factor and are available ahead with info that catches Harris’ killers and brings Tequila dwelling.

Anybody with info is requested to contact the Atlanta Police Division’s Murder Unit straight at (404) 546-4235. 

Ideas may also be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at (404) 577-TIPS (8477), on-line at, or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). 

You don’t have to provide your identify or any figuring out info to be eligible for the reward.


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