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CONYERS — Monday afternoon the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the 19-year-old man who was shot and killed at a July 4 party. He has been identified as Aaron Huff of Conyers.

A second person was wounded at the same party and is hospitalized. His identity has not yet been released.

The incident happened last Thursday afternoon at a home on Tiffany Drive. Neighbor Angie Jackson told Fox 5 that she thought the house down the street was just having a party for the holiday.

“He had a lot of people in his driveway, so I thought ‘OK, they are getting ready to celebrate early,’” said Jackson.

“About 3:30, I heard about three gunshots, and I thought wow they are celebrating but, that sounded kind of close,” said Jackson.

She said the moments after the shooting were chaotic with people scattering into the street and nearby yards.

“A couple of seconds later, I see somebody coming through my back yard. So, I get up, I look, I see they come back across, and I come back outside and I see a lot of police cars, all the cars they had their guns drawn, they were looking, it was chaotic,” said Jackson.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene referencing a person being shot.

“When we got to the scene, we discovered that there was one person deceased, and one person shot and sent to a local hospital,” said Deputy Lee Thomas.

Rockdale County authorities haven’t arrested anyone in this case. They had a person of interest in the case in custody Thursday evening, but said they have not made any arrests or charges in connection with the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office at 770-278-8000.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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