7-year-old found shot to death at gas station; father charged with murder, police say

A 7-year-old is dead after DeKalb County police say officers found the boy shot at a gas station.

At around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, DeKalb County police responded to a shooting on the 1800 block of Rock Chapel Road in Lithonia.

When police arrived, they found the 7-year-old dead at the gas station. After an investigation, police arrested the child’s father, 42-year-old Dante Daugherty.

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Daugherty was arrested and booked into DeKalb County Jail.

Daugherty was charged with two counts of cruelty to children and one count of second-degree murder.

Police are continuing to investigate.


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