19-year-old identified as man killed in home invasion shooting in Acworth

Acworth police said a 19-year-old man was shot to death inside an apartment in an apparent home invasion Wednesday morning.

Officers arrived at an apartment in building #5 on the 3000 block of Cobb Parkway in reference to a shooting call, when they found someone dead from gunshot wounds.

Channel 2′s Michele Newell was at the Walden Ridge Apartment Homes Tuesday, where the victim has been identified as Aiden Kane Shaw.

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The shooter has not been identified or caught.

Newell learned there could be multiple suspects.


“We don’t know where the shooter is at. They left. There’s possibly more than one suspect, but they’ve left and we don’t know where they’ve gone since then,” Eric Mistretta with Acworth Police said. “There was a report of another disturbance prior, before this one. We’re unsure if it’s connected or not. That’s one thing that detectives are following up, trying to determine if those two incidents are linked together.”

Police are reviewing surveillance video from security cameras hoping to get something on the suspects. Detectives removed the front door, which was littered with bullet holes, and other evidence from the home. They also towed Shaw’s car away.

Newell spoke to Shaw’s neighbor, John Pena, who said police had just moved into the apartment above him a few months ago.

“He’s a young kid,” Pena said. “Very respectful.”

George Campbell said he heard four or five gunshots and knew something was wrong, but had no idea it was his neighbor.

“He’s dead. Oh my God, I’m really upset about that,” Campbell said. “Really thinking about moving. Can’t take this kind of stuff at my age.”

Shaw’s mother, Ashley Senger, posted about the death of her oldest child on Facebook, writing:

“I’d give anything to have traded places with him last night when he was shot to death. He was 19. He will never have married. Had children. Bought his first home... I love you and will never stop loving you, until I take my last breath.”

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Acworth Police Department at 770-974-1232.

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