Dequavious Stephon Mapp, 18, was one of three teenagers shot after the party about a mile from his home. The High School senior died at Atlanta Medical Center.
Recently a similar incident involving an 18 year-old high school senior named Bobby Tillman shocked the nation when the teen was beaten and stamped to death at a house party in Atlanta, Georgia.
A 16-year-old was in critical condition and a 15-year-old in stable condition Sunday after shots were fired at the house on Treeleaf Lane.
Mapp’s mother, Sandra Snow, said Mapp came home Saturday night from his part-time job and told her a friend was coming over to the family’s Conyers home.
“They’re usually in for the night,” Snow told the AJC.
Snow was asleep when she got a phone call from one of her daughters telling her Dequavious was in the emergency room.
“No. It’s not right. He’s in his room. He’d been here all night,” Snow said she told her daughter. “But he wasn’t here.”
Snow said she has learned that her son was invited to a party, and friend picked up Dequavious and a female friend and drove them to the party.
Snow said Dequavious’s death came just a year after her oldest son, Durante Mapp, was shot to death in DeKalb County.
He had been struggling with himself because he lost his brother,” Snow said. “But he was coming around. He had a part-time job that he loved. And he had just bought himself a Honda.”
After high school, Dequavious planned to study architecture, and was looking forward to being out on his own, his mother said.
“The thing that hurts me the most is that my baby didn’t get the opportunity to graduate from high school,” Snow said. “He was just beginning to spread his wings.”
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