COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A wreath hangs outside the front door of 18-year old Gerald Hatchett's home on 25th street in East Highland located near Lakebottom Park in Columbus. Hatchett was shot and killed down the street from his home Monday night.
"I can't believe someone did that to him," said his father, Jeffery Hatchett, who heard 3 gunshots just before going to bed around 10:30 p.m. "I saw him laying in the street with blood running out of his head."
According to police, the bullet hit Hatchett in the head. The coroner pronounced him dead on the street in front of Wayne Parmer's home, a neighbor. "Adults should come together to teach our youth on how we came up, not the traditional way, but according to life."