Teen shot, killed during card game

By Daniel Silliman


An 18-year-old was shot to death while playing cards Monday morning, police said.

Travis Scott was playing cards with three other men in apartment B-4, at 5420 Riverdale Road, in College Park, at 6:15 a.m. when a man kicked down the front door, came in and fired once, Clayton County Police said.

The bullet hit Scott in the head, said Sgt. Rebecca Brown. Scott was pronounced dead at Southern Regional Medical Center.

The others in the apartment were unharmed, and ran from the scene.

When interviewed by police later Monday, they said they knew who had fired the gun. They told police the shooter was another 18-year-old, Jonathan Lavonta Slack, Brown said.

Detectives had a warrant for Slack's arrest, Monday afternoon, on charges he murdered Scott.

Detectives didn't have a motive for the shooting, Monday afternoon.

"The guy kicked in the door and shot one shot," Brown said. "They didn't have a lot to go on."

According to the released wanted poster, Slack lived in the apartment where the card game was being played and Scott was shot.

The relationship between the two men was unclear.

Scott is rumored to be a member of the Hit Squad gang, Brown said. He recently transferred to Mundy's Mill High School, but had not attended class this fall, she said.

The police are asking for help finding Slack. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Medious at (678) 610-4743.