A teenager faces murder charge after police say he murdered the father of an acquaintance

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Source: MEGA

May. 11 2021, Published 10:32 a.m. ET

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A teenage boy in Georgia faces a murder charge after police say he murdered the father of a girl he met at a gathering.

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Investigators say the shooting happened around 11 p.m. during a large gathering at an apartment complex in Athens, Georgia. 

Lt. Shaun Barnett said there was a party taking place outside the apartments when “there was some sort of engagement between the suspect and the victim’s daughter.” The suspect is a 15-year-old boy.

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Carlos Harper, 38, approached the suspect, Marquise Malcolm, police said. Barnet said both men lived in the apartment complex and an altercation between the men led to the shooting.

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After the shooting, Malcom left the scene and hours later surrendered at the police station, according to Athens Banner-Herald.

Malcolm remains in custody and police said he was charged as an adult with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a person under 18 and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The investigation in the shooting continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Athens police at (762) 400-7361.

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