Man confesses that he killed stepson to officers directing traffic after church service

A Georgia man has been arrested and charged with murdering his stepson after authorities say he told officers directing traffic after a church service that he had shot the 19-year-old boy.

According to sheriff’s officials, Carl Lewis approached Woodstock police officers Sunday afternoon who were working traffic at Woodstock First Baptist Church north of Atlanta and told them, ‘I shot my son.’

Lewis added that he did not know if the teenager was still alive.

McCallum was discovered dead in a chair at Lewis's home at 512 Mirramont Place in Woodstock, Georgia

Woodstock police and Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies responded to Lewis’s home at 512 Mirramont Place and found 19-year-old Bryce McCallum slumped in a chair, dead of a gunshot to the head.

McCallum had just finished his freshman year at the University of West Georgia after distinguishing himself on the football field in Etowah High School.

Lewis was arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

A friend of McCallum’s said that the teen was afraid of his stepfather, whom he described as ‘out of control.’

Speaking to WSB-TV, Chris Kandra said McCallum got into a fight with Lewis three days before his slaying after the man allegedly punched the teen’s younger brother.

‘Bryce wasn’t having that so he stuck up to his blood brother like anybody should,’ Kandra said.

A friend of MacCallum's said that three days before his slaying, he came to his younger brother's defense after Lewis punched the boy   McCallum was a rising college sophomore who was about to become a father

Another friend revealed that McCallum’s mother had previously kicked Lewis out of the house, but he was later allowed to come back.

Sadie Kelley, a friend of McCallum’s from high school, told channel CBS46 the 19-year-old was about to become a father and said he had a positive personality.

‘He used to walk around the school, you know asking everybody how their day was,’ Kelley said. ‘He put a smile on everybody’s face with how weird and goofy he was.’

Source: The DailyMail

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