Police: Suspect ‘unloaded’ AR-15, killing Raleigh father dropping off daughter

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Johnathan Morris

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A family is in mourning after a young father was shot and killed in Raleigh late Tuesday evening.

According to the police report, Johnathan Morris confessed to shooting 29-year-old Courtney Anthony after the two got into an argument at the Hilldale Apartments in the 3500 block of Westline Drive.

He stated he "unloaded on the victim with an AR-15."

Family members told WREG Anthony was dropping off his daughter when he was shot. It's unclear if the little girl witnessed the homicide.

Courtney Anthony (submitted photo)

Witnesses on the scene said several other children were outside playing when five or six shots rang out, creating mass chaos.

The victim's family arrived on the scene and was devastated by the news.

"My son. I knew he was bringing his daughter home. The only granddaughter I have, she's 6 years old and for her to see her father get killed. I'm so sick and tired of this black-on-black crime."

Morris was charged with second-degree murder.

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