Riverdale, Georgia – A 13-year-old Hispanic teenager died Thursday night while helping his father fix a lawnmower outside his home at a mobile home complex on Willow Lane.
The victim was identified by Clayton County Police as 13-year-old Brayan Zavala, according to preliminary information, the teenager was outside his home when someone approached him, shot him, and fled the scene.
According to the police report, officers were called to the scene Thursday night by a call from a person and when they arrived, they found Zavala dead in front of his home.
Jesus Zavala, Brayan’s older brother, told News 34 Atlanta that the teen was in the yard working on the lawnmower when someone arrived, shot him, and then left.
“We need help and justice, we are here for a better life, and others like the brunette who killed my brother think it is a game to take lives,” said Jesús.