Dantavious Chatman

Atlanta police are searching for a gunman who fatally shot a father waiting at a MARTA bus stop with his 3-year-old daughter.

Dantavious Chatman, 31, was shot several times at a MARTA bus stop just before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say the gunman drove up, got out of his car and shot Chatman, then got back into a car and drove off.

Chatman's daughter, Dakayla, was not injured.

The toddler's grandmother, Veronica Tuggle, told Channel 2 Actions News that Dakayla was trembling when she arrived at the bus stop to pick her up.

“She said, ‘My daddy just got shot,’” Tuggle told WSB. “Imagine: A 3-year-old. A 3-year-old?”

Relatives told WSB that Chatman was taking Dakayla back to her mother's house when he was shot.

He died later at Grady Memorial Hospital.

“What kind of animal would do this in front of a 3-year-old baby?” Tuggle told WSB. “Please tell me. I want to know why. Why did this young man kill my son in front of a 3-year-old? In front of his 3-year-old.”

  • FuturedocDonte

    :(

  • Bootcampgirl

    :wtf:
    this story just killed my vibe..RIP

  • SummerBaby

    This is just heartbreaking :crying: I'm glad they didn't harm this baby. R.I.P.

  • FuturedocDonte

    Loss for words :no:

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    Bootcampgirl says:

    this story just killed my vibe..RIP
    ______________
    :cosign: Back to this damn spreadsheet/lurk mode :kona:

  • aRoTh

    Poor baby. :sad:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Damn that's fukked up :sad:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g Milanisti

    Good Lord :cry: <----- (real tears) This poor baby :no:

  • OpinionHated

    Because today's youth have no morals, no sense of community, and are just plain incapable of empathy... this is sickeningly sad..... poor baby gonna have ptsd.... I think every person in the hood has some form of ptsd..... now i'm sad.....

  • WhoDat

    Damn. Damn man. :sad:

  • MissL

    poor baby smh

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    The mama new boyfren did it. :tea:

    Rest in peace, young man :pray:

  • MissHarlem

    Sad :no:

    DUBB :hug:

    Abd on this sad ass note I'm gonna get some work done.

  • WhoDat

    Ugh. Just read. He was at the bus stop OUTSIDE OF A CHURCH. Man listen.

  • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Damn.... Now this is some bullchit. My heart hurts for this baby. She will always remember seeing her dad get gunned down in front of her. OMG :cry:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    youth

    *******

    It's not just the youth. Dontavious was 31. These old heads be out here :shank: and :shotsfired: too :yes: especially over some crack. Fugg around and get strangled over that last piece of rock :eek:

  • WhoDat

    on this sad ass note I’m gonna get some work done.
    ^^^^^^^
    Me too sis. That link with the whole write up is AWFUL. Said he NEVER caught the bus. And did this ONE time...he gets killed. I cant.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    :thinks: Wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this FOOL ain't caught because one of his boys done caught it on film.

    You know, to flex how hard they are for the 'gram. :coffee:

  • Bootcampgirl

    And it was reported that he never takes the bus but couldn't find a ride to take his daughter back to her mamas house...So all these family members that's about to come out the woodworks for their 15 minutes of fame couldn't give him a ride at 11:30 at night????
    Whoever did it got their intended target...

  • SOTHERNGRL

    People are MEAN and SURLY for fuggin real. This chit is said as hail. In front of his baby Lord Jesus. :no:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyINBuZq0k Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :crying1: for the baby :shrug: but if you living that thug life :shrug:

  • OpinionHated

    Not that it justifies anything but he probably got some dead bodies on his hands too... seems like a revenge killing... dude just walk up on you shoot you in front of your baby and gets back in the car like it was nothing... this is why I don't phucks with drug dealers, gun pushers, or anyone in "the life"... I don't want me and mine getting caught up in your chitty choices.... poor baby.... she ain't gonna sleep good for months....

    there was a news story couple years back where these guys robbed a drug dealer marched everyone outside naked and executed them on the street - in front of a 2 year old... there is no code in the streets no more its a free for all...

  • SOTHERNGRL

    poor baby gonna have ptsd…
    *****************
    I didnt even think about this. You are so right at 3. damn shame

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    What the heck. How you do that?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyINBuZq0k Afiya says FOH :chase:

    Rhode Island man weighing 1,200 pounds placed in cargo container, removed from facility by crane, shipped to hospital via flatbed truck in massive operation

    A 1,200-pound Rhode Island man was hoisted by crane from his Providence nursing home, packed into a modified cargo container and shipped to a hospital on the back of a flatbed truck after the nursing facility, $2 million in debt, was forced to shutter.

    It took nearly seven hours Sunday to move Robert Butler just eight miles in a massive operation that began at the Bannister House in Providence and ended at his new home in Cranston.

    “This is a patient with very complicated medical needs and it’s required a coordinated approach across state government,” Michael Raia, of the state office of health and human services, told WJAR-TV. “His (Butler's) care and safety has been our top priority throughout this transport.”

    :cry:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    Hopefully she's young enough that the part of her brain that forms lasting memories isn't formed yet and she doesn't remember this when she gets older.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g Milanisti

    Afiya says FOH :chase: says:

    Rhode Island man weighing 1,200 pounds placed in cargo container, removed from facility by crane, shipped to hospital via flatbed truck in massive operation
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    :eek:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    I know I'm late, but I had a question from downstairs:::::::

    Out of the whole write up on Sherri Shepard, I got stuck at her being an attorney. :huh:

    When did her hateful shaped ass pass the bar? Ain't she the same one that said on air that wasn't sure that the earth was round? That it could possibly be flat? :blink:

  • iWasteTime

    Going to lunch.
    This made me cry for real.
    She is going to be messed up her whole life off this.
    :sad:

    If there is a go fund me; please let me know Sandra.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Get the baby into counseling right away. Poor thing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    the nursing facility, $2 million in debt, was forced to shutter.
    --------
    They probably shut down just to get rid of his ass. Already told my kids if they try to be obese I will just stop buying groceries. Betta eat them crayolas cuz yall not finna eat me out of house & home :tea:

    But i slip miralax in my son's drinks every sunday & any other day that he will be home all day. Aint finna be outchea looking like Trina.

  • Just Looking

    Awful, what is wrong with people.

    People treat each other worse than maggots.

    No respect at all. Not even life is valuable anymore, like that the only time that could catch up with him. Lets get this mark with his baby girl.

    Lord Bless this lil one, and that God grants her only good memories.

  • SummerBaby

    Not that it justifies anything but he probably got some dead bodies on his hands too… seems like a revenge killing
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    :huh: Unfortunately I've known several guys killed very brutally including my ex that was killed in broad daylight & he didn't have any dead bodies on his hands

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    :newpost: :grill:

  • http://pinkcottonent.com JerseyMom

    Where is George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson or Santa Servin when you really need them?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyINBuZq0k Afiya says FOH :chase:

    User :lol: you so damn retarded :hahaha:

  • http://pinkcottonent.com JerseyMom

    Where are George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson or Dante Servin when you need them?

  • Just Looking

    User Friendly says:

    the nursing facility, $2 million in debt, was forced to shutter.
    ——–
    They probably shut down just to get rid of his ass. Already told my kids if they try to be obese I will just stop buying groceries. Betta eat them crayolas cuz yall not finna eat me out of house & home :tea:
    ++++++++++++++
    Do you or have you seen my 600 pound life? It's startling to see these sick people force feeding them selves and they life about it. The worse episode was the lady grilling hamburgers from her couch, along with a box cake. I laughed and cried that day. :ghost: To make matters worse, she would scold her husband if he picked up the wrong snacks. Just sad....

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Yup JL sho do. Did u see the lady frying chicken in the bed?

    Make it so bad the lil indian doctor they go to is built just as janky :no: like he had polio as a child.

  • Simple person

    nobody has stated it, but it seems to me that this poor baby, this little toddler, has been exposed to gun violence in the past. I mean shes only 3 and shes stating her daddy just got shot??? shes HIGHLY intelligent as well, but it truly shocks me that she formed her words and structured her sentence as if she was in 2nd grade already!

    I hope that she gets the help that she needs to continue her life in a positive way

  • tintin1979

    r.i.p to the young man and sorry the little girl had to go through this but I know I would never be at a busstop after 11pm with my son. He had no business having his daughter out that late on the road.

  • IMSOAMYZZN

    This is really sad.. Poor lil baby girl to have to witness this crime and killing of her father at the age of 3 and be left alone at 11:30 p.m. smh

  • pointhimout

    I don't want to believe this was random, especially if you pull up and see him with a toddler. There were words exchanged, a beef, etc. There must be something. This generation here...no words.

  • Simple person

    folks like to mock me, but being simple, living simple, dressing simple, eating simple and keeping the Most High first in my life really aint that bad of an ideal when you really think about it.

    this world has changed for the worst in the past few years with nobody having any regard for themselves or others and its horribly frightening!