Atlanta Teen Shot, Killed in Halloween Egging Prank

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Atlanta police are looking for a man who shot and killed a teenager whom he thought egged his car on Halloween night. The only problem -- the victim may not have been responsible for the egging.

At around 8 p.m. Sunday, the man was driving through an intersection when someone threw an egg at his car. He kept driving, but a short time later, he returned -- with a gun.

He opened fire, shooting 10 bullets. Tivarus Irving, 17, was hit several times and died on his way to the hospital.

Atlanta Police Major Keith Meadows said investigators don't know if the victim was even responsible for the egging. "He might have just been an innocent bystander," Meadows told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Police received a call about the egging and dispatched an officer to the area, Meadows said. But the officer was rerouted to another incident after around five minutes. After he left, the driver returned.

Police did find one car that matched the shooter's description. The driver was questioned, but released.