Police Look for suspect after Powerball Buying Teen Killed

Posted at 10:17 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 17:20:11-05

ATLANTA, GA. (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect after a teenager was shot to death in northwest Atlanta after purchasing Powerball tickets for his mother.

WXIA-TV reported Saturday that the Atlanta Police Department is offering a $2,000 reward to find the killer of 19-year-old Deonta Evans. He was shot multiple times Wednesday while riding his bicycle home from a store where he had just bought Powerball lottery tickets for his mother.

The shooting took place about a block away from his home in front of J.E. Brown Middle School.

There was no initial indication from police that the killing was tied to the lottery tickets.