Teen Killed After He Accidentally Knocked On The Wrong Apartment Door
According to WSBTV, an Atlanta teenager was shot and killed after he mistakenly knocked on the wrong apartment door.
Omarian Banks, 19, was killed early this weekend by Darryl Bynes, 32, who reportedly shot Banks from his balcony.
Banks reportedly got a ride home in a Lyft, and was dropped off near the wrong breezeway around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Banks and his girlfriend had just moved to the apartment complex and he wasn’t familiar with the area. He went to what he thought was his apartment but he was at the wrong door.
Banks called his girlfriend on FaceTime when he knocked on the door. That’s when police say the man inside, Bynes grabbed a gun and went onto his balcony to confront Banks.
“I just hear faint voices and a gunshot, and then I hear him yell,” Mathis said. “And I heard all the fear in his voice and he was just, ‘I’m sorry! I’m at the wrong door!’ The man was like, ‘No, you’re not at the wrong door!’ And he shot two more times and then it was silent.”, says Banks’ girlfriend.
She then reportedly ran to the parking lot, Banks was already dying.
“I turned him over,” Mathis said. “He was moaning and groaning and he had tears in his eyes and he was just bleeding.”
Banks was an aspiring musician, had just landed a new job.
Bynes has been charged with murder for the shooting. Family members told WSBTV that his truck had been stolen earlier in the week and he was trying to protect his family.