A teen is dead in Douglasville after he was beaten to death leaving a party. Douglas County sheriff deputies say Bobby Tillman was leaving a house party Saturday night after homeowners told a crowd of 50 to 60 teens who were not invited to the party they had to leave. A fight broke out between two girls. A sheriff’s department spokesperson says one of the girls hit a young man who refused to hit her back but he said the next male walking by would catch the beat down. Bobby Tillman was the next male. Ed and Barbara Stephens witnessed the beating from their home. Ed Stephens says he never thought the boy would die.
Barbara Stephens says there were a lot of children crowded around the scene.
Sheriff Phil Miller describes the attack as brutal and without warrant.
The four suspects have been identified as Quantez Devonta Mallory, Horace Damon Coleman, Emmanuel Benjamin Boykins, and Tracen Lamar Franklin, they remain in custody.
The NAACP and New Order civil rights organizations are concerned about the way the teens were questioned after the beating. Apparently about 50 teens were put on a bus, taken to the sheriffs office and questioned without their parents knowledge immediately after the incident. There is a FACEBOOK page now dedicated to the memory of the Bobby Tillman
Here is the latest on the story from the AJC.
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