Arrested is an unnamed 15-year-old boy who, reports say, is black. The victim, Kevin Humes, was white.
Reports say a vehicle approach the victim. One of two occupants shouted, "That's him! Get him!"
The motive for the attack appears to have been robbery, according to wsbtv.com, though other reports say the motive has not been determined.
Humes was shot in the chest and died at the scene. It is presumed he was unarmed and unable to effectively defend himself.
No reports claim the suspects were hunting white people. The media firestorm that engulfed the Ahmaud Arbery death has not materialized. The media did not refer to the victim as "the unarmed Kevin Humes."The media profiled the suspect by age and gender but not by race.
Excerpts from gofundme.com:
Our hearts are broken. This past weekend Kevin was out with his friends in Atlanta for dinner and drinks. While on his walk home he was innocently targeted and killed in a senseless and random act of gun violence. Under normal circumstances Kevin would have called for an Uber but instead chose to walk given the current Covid pandemic. He was attacked less than a mile from his home.
Kevin was 35 years young and had so much life in front of him. He recently relocated to Atlanta last August after receiving a promotion with UPS, a company he had worked at for over 15 years. He was never the person to start trouble and was always looking to make friends wherever he went. This senseless and cowardice act occurred in a matter of seconds and yet, it will forever impact the people Kevin left behind and loved dearly.
Kevin was fun, genuine, caring and loved by so many people. Despite being hundreds of miles from his family, he talked with them every day. He loved to be out with friends watching sports and listening to live music. He had a playful spirit that came out when he would play with his nieces and nephews teaching them tricks that only uncles can. If given the chance he would have spent his weekend golfing and enjoying the outdoors.
Kevin will be dearly missed by his parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and many, many friends.
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