Vigil held for man slain on Christmas Eve - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Vigil held for man slain on Christmas Eve

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

The community is coming together to help the family of an 18-year-old man shot to death on Christmas Eve.

Josh Watson was shot and killed in a parking lot near Lakewood Amphitheater as he was walking home from a MARTA bus stop after working late at his job at the airport.

On Thursday, friends and family of Watson held a candlelight vigil at the site where Watson was killed.

"The night that they told me, I just cried and I can't cry anymore. My heart is hurting," said Eziequel Watson, Josh's brother.

Atlanta police were at the vigil hanging out flyers and looking for leads in the apparent robbery.

Family members said Watson was a young artist who was active in his church.

"He always kept me out of trouble. He always tried to steer me, tried to show me the right ways of God," said Gary James Jr. a friend of Josh.

"I'm so proud of him, to be the young man he was, to touch so many in just such a short time in his life," said Geannie Watson, Josh's mother.

Alicia Ivey of Goldberg Concessions and other airport concessions owners have pooled resources to provide financial support for the Watson family.

"We're here for you and we will always be here for you because he was one of our own," said Ivey.

The Watson family's biggest need right now is for the killer to be caught.

"Whoever it is, it will just eat at their heart, eat at their mind. They can't sleep, they can't go anywhere until he just comes and confesses that he did this," said Josh's sister, Armina Watson.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (404) 577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Grand jury rules shooting not authorized

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:39:55 GMT
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
    A grand jury ruled Tuesday that a Euharlee police officer was not authorized in a recent shooting that took the life of a 17-year-old boy. The officer claimed the teen had a gun, but the boy’s family said it was a video game controller. Christopher Roupe was shot and killed on February 14. The Bartow County Grand Jury found that Euharlee Police Officer Beth Gatney was not authorized to use deadly force.
  • Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Henry County teen wont give up fight to cure cancer

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:02:01 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
    A Henry County teenager is determined to do one thing in his life, cure cancer. When he's not getting ready for his high school graduation or playing a round of golf with his dad 17-year-old Tushar Mittal is working on the cure for cancer. Mittal moved to Georgia from India in 2004 and says that he didn’t show any interest into science until about five years ago. Now the teen is working on a new type of cancer research involving oregano oil. "It was actually 7th grade when I was introduced to...
  • Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Same-sex couples file lawsuit over marriage equality

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:58:21 GMT
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
    Gay and lesbian couples are upset over Georgia’s new same sex marriage ban and are now suing over the decision. Gay and lesbian couples filed a 48-page class action lawsuit Tuesday morning that they hope will grant them the freedom to marry in Georgia.
Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.