EVANS, Ga. -- (KXAN) -- A teenager was shot to death in Columbia County, Georgia, last night.
Law enforcement was called to a house in reference to a burglary. NewsChannel 6 learned that this high school student was not a burglar, but a friend of the homeowner’s daughter.
Early Saturday morning, 17-year-old Jordan Middleton went to a home on Coventry Avenue in Grovetown, and a 14-year-old girl snuck him in. This situation turned bad when the girl’s dad heard noises downstairs.
The community is mourning for both families today. Many people in the community say it feels like just yesterday when they were teens, sneaking out to meet up with friends.
Coach Kevin Kenny of Evans High says Jordan Middleton played basketball there for two years before transferring to Grovetown High. He mentions Middelton’s contagious smile countless times.