13-year-old boy shot dead in bed as grandmother prepares to move from dangerous community

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A 13-year-old boy has been fatally shot in his bed – just as his grandmother had started making plans to move him out of the neighborhood because it was too dangerous.

Nizzear Rodriguez celebrated his thirteenth birthday with his grandmother at Applebee’s on Saturday night, and hours later he was killed in his bedroom in Carrollton, Georgia.

Witnesses heard gunfire between 1am and 3am on Sunday at the Bristol Lakes Apartments – but authorities believe the television in the home may have drowned out the sound, WSBTV reported.

Nizzear’s body was found on Sunday afternoon by a relative who went to wake him up.

The alleged killer was charged with murder, burglary and firearm possession after his mother convinced him to turn himself in to police, authorities said.

A second suspect is still on the run.

Nizzear’s family and other neighbors told 11Alive that the neighborhood has been troubled by gang activity in recent years.

Kanisha Osorio, Rodriguez’s aunt, said that before his death, his grandmother had been making plans to move the family because the apartment complex was so dangerous.

‘He seen some people pulling some guns out and the cops were out here he was crying about “I’ve got to get out of here”,’ Osorio said.

Rodriguez’s grandmother has had legal custody of the boy since he was five.

Authorities said the police had never had any interactions with the victim, who was described as a top student who helped neighbors cut their lawns.

Read more at The DailyMail Online.

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