Mikel Pittard’s Mother Speaks Out

The AJC is doing a good job of following up on the recent shooting of Decatur High School student Mikel Pittard.

The latest article includes new comments from Mikel’s mother, Peggy Hunter, along with additional details on the actual shooting itself.  DeKalb police still have no suspects in the case.

Of particular note:

A funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Raleigh Rucker funeral home on Candler Road in Decatur.

Help Mikel Pittard’s Family Pay For Funeral Expenses

From resident Bailey Pendergrast…

We have set up a memorial fund at Decatur First Bank to help [Mikel Pittard’s] mother pay for funeral expenses.  I would like to reach as much of Decatur as I can and I think your blogs are the way to do it.  If people would like to contribute they can make checks out to Mikel Pittard Memorial Fund Send checks to:

Decatur First Bank
1120 Commerce Dr.
Decatur,Ga. 30030
Attn. Ann Berg

Time is of the essence since I think the funeral home wants cash up front to proceed.

Moment of Silence for Mikel Pittard at Decatur High Tuesday

The AJC follows up on it’s report that 17 year-old Decatur High student Mikel Pittard was killed in a drive-by shooting over the weekend, with reaction from DHS principal and teachers.

The high school will hold a moment of silence Tuesday morning in memory of Pittard.

DHS Student Killed in Drive-By Shooting on Memorial Drive

The AJC reports that 17 year-old Mikel Pittard, a Decatur High School basketball player…

…”died early Sunday after a shooting at Memorial Drive and I-285, DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said Monday…Pittard was one of five teens who had just left a teen club when someone in another vehicle fired at their car on Memorial.”

According to the AJC report, DeKalb police currently have no suspects.

h/t: Andisheh Nouraee (via Twitter)