The teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 16, approached the residence in Conyers, a city roughly 25 miles southeast of Atlanta, with their faces covered in masks. One of them “brandished a gun and fired shots” at those in the front yard. One of the intended victims of the attempted robbery returned fire, shooting all three teenagers. The homeowner called 911 after the shooting. One of the teenagers died at the scene, while the two others died at a nearby hospital.
The three people who were on the Conyers property and neighbors have been interviewed, but no one has been charged. It’s supposed this is a “stand-your-ground” type of case, in other words “a home invasion that went bad for the invaders.” The homeowner is a truck driver who owns a semi-automatic rifle and is highly protective of his mother. Georgia is one of the states that have “stand your ground” protections on the books, which allow some room for deadly force in cases of self-defense. The investigation is still in its early stages.