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Family of shot Moultrie teen wants answers

March 18, 2007

Moultrie - - Days after a Moultrie teen's body was found near a bike trail, family members are seeking answers. Police found 19-year-old Shedrick Bonner shot to death Friday morning. As they mourn, the family also has plenty of questions.

Cars line the road outside of the place Shedrick Bonner called home. His family is still grieving. "He was just a baby. He aint never did nothing to nobody. He was very quiet, innocent child and they took his life," says the victim's aunt Sheila Brown.

She says they were notified Friday morning their loved one's body was found near a bike trail off 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street in Moultrie. Police believe he was killed Thursday night.

"I'm laying there in the bed trying to go to sleep and I heard the two gun shots and I was like what's going on," says Tasheka Horne.

She lives directly behind the woods where Bonner's body was found. She and many in the community are concerned.

"It's kinda scary with you having to go outside at night to your car and my aunt works late, she get off late. Kind of scared for her, you never know what people might do or what's running through their head."

Family members want to know what was running through the head of whoever shot their teenager.

"Instead of them throwing him in the woods, they could've brought him in front of my fathers house and let us find him. They didn't have to do him like they did," Brown says.

And she just has one request. "I want them to find whoever killed my nephew."

Bonner had three brothers and sisters. He was the youngest. An autopsy will be performed Monday at the Moultrie crime lab.


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