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Man, 19, is shot dead by homeowner after he knocked on the wrong door of the apartment complex he and his girlfriend had just moved to

Omarian Banks, 19, was shot and killed when he knocked on the wrong door of an apartment complex he just moved in to in Atlanta, police say

  • Shooting took place at The Retreat apartments in southwest Atlanta early Friday morning
  • Omarian Banks, 19, was dropped off near the wrong breezeway in the complex
  • Police said Banks and his girlfriend had just moved into the area and he was unfamiliar with his surroundings
  • Banks was talking on his girlfriend through FaceTime when police say he approached Darryl Bynes' apartment
  • Banks knocked on the door and when nobody answered, he walked away
  • Police say Bynes then reached for his gun and shot at Banks while he was walking away from his apartment 

Police say a man fatally shot a teenager who accidentally knocked on the wrong apartment door in Atlanta.

It happened about 12:30 a.m. Friday at The Retreat apartments, WSB-TV reported.

Police say 19-year-old Omarian Banks was dropped off from a Lyft ride near the wrong breezeway in the complex. 

They say Banks and his girlfriend had just moved there and Banks wasn't familiar with the area. 

He went to what he thought was his apartment but it was the wrong door.

Omarian Banks, 19, was shot and killed when he knocked on the wrong door of an apartment complex he just moved in to in Atlanta, police say

Omarian Banks, 19, was shot and killed when he knocked on the wrong door of an apartment complex he just moved in to in Atlanta, police say

Omarian Banks
Omarian Banks

Banks was speaking to his girlfriend on FaceTime when he knocked on the door of a neighbor, thinking it was their apartment, according to police

The shooting took place at The Retreat apartment complex (seen above) in Atlanta. The specific apartment shown above was not where the shooting took place

The shooting took place at The Retreat apartment complex (seen above) in Atlanta. The specific apartment shown above was not where the shooting took place

Banks knocked but eventually walked away. 

Police say Banks was speaking to his girlfriend on FaceTime when he knocked.

As Banks began to walk away, police say the man in the wrong apartment came to the door and opened it. 

Darryl Bynes, 32, has been arrested and charged with murder. He is being held at Fulton County Jail

Darryl Bynes, 32, has been arrested and charged with murder. He is being held at Fulton County Jail

Police identified the man inside the apartment as 32-year-old Darryl Bynes. 

They say he grabbed a gun and went onto his balcony to confront Banks and after a short conversation, shot him.

Bynes is charged with murder. The TV station didn't say if he has an attorney.

'I heard him say, "Sorry, I'm at the wrong house.",' Banks' girlfriend, Zsakeria Mathis, told WSB-TV.

'Then the man said, "No you're not. N****, you at the right house." 

'And he shot two more times.'

A neighbor recalled the incident similarly.

'I see him running around the corner and all you hear him saying is, "I am sorry. It was the wrong door",' a neighbor told WSB-TV.

'(He said), "You ain’t come to the wrong door" and shot him a third time. 

'I saw him drop to the ground.'

Police said Bynes initially claimed he shot Banks in self-defense, but investigators believe he shot the teen from his balcony while the victim tried to get away. 

'This is a 19-year-old child that didn’t even deserve to die, that hasn’t even lived his life,' family friend Michael Wallace said.

Bynes' family disagrees with the murder charge.

'He is an innocent father,' his cousin, Makayla Johnson said. 

'He has five kids. He was protecting his family. 

'His truck was stolen earlier this week, right now, he's just trying to protect his family.'  

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Comment by Courtney on April 7, 2019 at 12:42am

He is a murdering piece of garbage. Lock his racist ass up! 19 damn years!

Comment by stephen myers on April 3, 2019 at 8:31pm

Damn, we get it both ways, a white man did it to a Black women, also to another Black kid, now this inbred mutant murder the poor kid.

Comment by Colin on April 3, 2019 at 1:34pm
Also the guy was leaving, but he came out his apartment and shot him dead.
Comment by elinor goddard on April 3, 2019 at 1:20pm
Yes it's a possibility especially how all of theses apts complex look the same !! They build them like that theses days .plus
Ur not familiar with the area u just moved in . And the neighbor isn't that being paranoid so being a big grown man u couldnt check it out before hand?? I know there are some messed up areas, neighborhoods.. but to be so paranoid with gun at hand is that they way he lives everyday??? Sad and sad for the kid
I hav a granddaughter that age . What is the world coming too.
Comment by Danny Ortiz on April 2, 2019 at 1:45am

They just moved in.... dudes car gets jacked... all of a sudden this kid don’t know which door to knock on?

sounds sketchy as f***!

Comment by Colin on April 1, 2019 at 9:19pm
Hang him high
Comment by stephen myers on April 1, 2019 at 10:40am

Inbred mutant murderer, sub human animal should be skinned alive. 

Comment by Jerome S [ Barz ] on April 1, 2019 at 12:27am

Sure the "death penalty " has never failed in executing people that are locked up. Most of them are  usually people without the privilege. Never  ever do innocent or upstanding people get locked up, except for THE One time (every time). Other than that every thing is fine,  if you can afford to pay the fines.

Comment by caribmama on March 31, 2019 at 11:07pm

CRAZY.....DERANGED!!!!!!

Comment by Robert on March 31, 2019 at 12:00pm
@Trevor I don't know how Trump has anything to do with this idiot. But I truly know what will defer and deter fools like this in the future. The death penalty

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