Georgia Teen Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death of 11-Year-Old Boy, Two Suspects Wanted

Hiram, Georgia – Authorities have made progress in the case of the tragic shooting death of an 11-year-old boy from Georgia. An 18-year-old teenager, Osman Sesay Jr., has been apprehended, but two other suspects, Al-Hamid Ibrahim Kuyateh and Nazier Lloyd Anderson, both aged 19, remain on the run.

Sesay was arrested in North Carolina after a routine traffic stop, with authorities working towards his extradition back to Georgia. Meanwhile, Kuyateh and Anderson have warrants for their arrests related to the murder of the young boy, described as armed and dangerous.

The incident took place on April 29, when deputies responded to a shooting report late at night. Unfortunately, the victim, 11-year-old Zander Whatley, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Zander, a fifth-grade student at Hal Hutchens Elementary School, was a young athlete who loved playing soccer, baseball, and football.

Zander’s obituary paints a picture of a beloved child who adored his family, friends, and school. A tragic loss that has left a community mourning, with no clear motive for the shooting disclosed by authorities.

As the investigation continues, authorities urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted suspects to come forward. Caution is advised not to approach the suspects but instead contact local law enforcement or call 911. The community is called upon to assist in bringing justice for Zander and his grieving family.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 770-443-3047 for any tips or information related to the case. Additionally, a mobile app is available for download to facilitate communication with authorities and provide vital leads in the ongoing investigation.