Three teenagers were shot and killed during a robbery attempt just after 4 a.m. on Monday (September 16) morning in Conyers, Georgia. Police say the teens approached three people outside of their home wearing masks and tried to rob them. When the three individuals refused to hand over any money, one of the teens pulled out a gun and started shooting. The homeowner returned fire, striking the three teens. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two died at the hospital.
Family members identified two of the teens as 16-year-old Isaiah Reid and his 15-year-old brother Jaime Hernandez. The third teen has not been identified but was 15 years old.
Police recovered two guns at the scene but did not say who owned the weapons. Neighbors say the homeowner was a truck driver who owned a semi-automatic rifle.
Police have not charged the homeowner with a crime and say that this is likely a case of self-defense under Georgia's stand your ground law.