ATLANTA – Charlie McDaniel, 16, and Isaac McDaniel, 15, turned themselves in Sunday following reports they were wanted in a deadly shooting at a gas station Thursday according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Atlanta Police Major Todd Coyt said the boys had more than 100 interactions with the police before their alleged involvement in the deadly shooting.
During that time, reported the AJC, the reported gang members accumulated more than 30 auto theft and robbery charges between them in Atlanta.
Murder could be added to the list.
Police found Anthony Brooks on the convenience store floor with multiple gunshot wounds after a confrontation about recent carjackings in the area, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Police released few details at the news conference on what led to the confrontation, only calling it a “verbal disagreement,” but said Brooks did not have any interaction with the brothers before the day of the shooting.
Coyt said the teens were in a gang and not enrolled in school. “A lot of criminal activity that is perpetrated by juveniles are symptomatic of discipline issues in the home,” he said.
“We’ve lost two juveniles,” Coyt said. “Two people who had an opportunity to do good things in the community.”
Police would not confirm if the teens had been charged with murder as of Monday afternoon. They were not listed in the Fulton County jail records.