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Tuesday Candlelight Vigil For Murdered Peoplestown Man

Police say there are currently no leads in the murder of Kelsey Thornton, who was shot and killed Sunday night outside his Greenfield Street home.

Atlanta police are investigating the shooting death of man in Peoplestown on Sunday night. Credit: Patch file
Atlanta police are investigating the shooting death of man in Peoplestown on Sunday night. Credit: Patch file
Atlanta police are investigating the Sunday night shooting death of a beloved Peoplestown man.

According to Officer John Chafee, police were dispatched to the intersection of Ormond and Greenfield streets shortly before 9 p.m. There they found an unresponsive man lying in the street with a small amount of blood around his mouth.

Kelsey Thornton, 37, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police found him just outside the Greenfield St. home he lived in.

At this time, police say there are no leads in the murder.

The family and neighbors of Kelcey "Skeet" Thornton will hold a candlelight vigil in his memory on Tuesday night.

The vigil will be held at 8 p.m. at the site of the shooting at the corner of Greenfield and Ormond streets.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. 

Any information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

saraHooligan March 11, 2014 at 02:49 AM
He was not found "shot to death", he was found near his home and passed away a little while later at Grady. Family and neighbors will hold a candlelight vigil tonight (Tues, 3/11/14). The vigil will be held at 8:00 pm at the site of the shooting (at the corner of Greenfield @ Ormond St SE, adjacent to Mr. Thornton's home at 842 Greenfield). Neighborhood representatives will provide information about Crimestoppers Reward Fund and other neighborhood initiatives.
Faye Williams March 12, 2014 at 01:52 AM
There will be a memorial service fund raiser held at the home of Kelsey Thornton on March 16 at 2 o'clock pm plz come out and make a donation and or support this family in their time of need all donations are greatly appreciated and needed thanks for everything from the Thornton family and friends

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