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Columbus' latest murder victim's family speaks out

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Nineteenyear-old Antonio Robinson wrote he had big dreams and a big purpose. But, allthose dreams have been shattered after he was shot early Saturday morning.

Police had to break up theparty Robinson and his cousins attended at Cream Club on 10th Avenue. Thefamily says when they were leaving, they decided to speak to some girls andthat made the boyfriends of those girls very angry.

Out of fear or retaliation thefamily asked News Leader 9 not to reveal their identity.

"Somegirls were parked in the car next to them. They were just funning around andthe guy was jealous…Maybe one of the girls in the car was his girlfriend and hesaid y'all trying to move up on my girl? [Antonio] said, ‘No. It's not anythinglike that man'. Then [the suspect] said I'm going to shoot you," thevictim's family member said.

Robinson and his cousins gotinto his Jeep Cherokee and left the club. The cousins told police by the timethey noticed they were being followed but it was too late.

"Then they came out ofnowhere just shooting. [They shot the] back glass all out. The bullet hit mybaby in the head. It wasn't that serious for it to go that far," said afamily member. 

Witnesses who were driving downBrown Avenue that night say they noticed a tan SUV and a red Pontiac GT or Grand Am following the victim's Jeep.  Authorities say between 9 and 12 shots werefired at the victims' car.

Policefound Robinson slumped over in his Jeep with a gunshot wound to the head. He died at The Medical Center Saturday afternoon. 

Robinsonfamily says he was planning on applying to Columbus State University.

Authoritiesare searching for four black males between the ages of 17 and 19. If youhave any information on this case, call Columbus police at (706) 653-3400.

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