Teen returns home from after-school job, killed in drive-by shooting

A teenager was killed in a drive-by shooting late Wednesday after he returned home from his shift at a Covington, Georgia, Zaxby's, authorities said.

WSB reported that 16-year-old Quinton Keyvon Martin got a ride home from his manager. they were both shot as the manager pulled into the driveway of the teen's home.

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Martin was pronounced dead at an area hospital, Newton County sheriff's Deputy Michael Gregg said. His boss, who was not identified, is at an Atlanta hospital being treated for her wounds.

"He was just a good kid," Martin's father, Roddrick Foster, told WSB.

Martin was an honor student at Alcovy High School who took the job at Zaxby’s to save enough money to buy his own car, WSB reported. Foster said his son was excited about getting into the DECA career club at his high school, and he had recently returned from a retreat. He had dreams of becoming a pilot.

Foster believes his son was not the intended target of the gunfire.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 404-575-8477 or Cpl. Wade Freeman at 678-625-1445.

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