Man killed while trying to stop vehicle break-in in DeKalb County
DECATUR, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - One person is dead after an overnight shooting in DeKalb County.
The DeKalb County Police Department says Wednesday at 10:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Shepherds Path in reference to a person shot. When they arrived, they located a male in his 30s with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
Then at 10:30 p.m., officers responded to another call of a person shot across the street from the first location at the Waffle House in the 4700 block of Flat Shoals Parkway. When officers arrived, they located a 15-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
Homicide Assault detectives were notified and responded to all three locations. They say their initial investigation indicates the 15-year-old male and possibly two other individuals were breaking into vehicles in the neighborhood. When the victim in his 30s went outside to get something from his vehicle, there was a confrontation resulting in the exchange of gunfire.
This incident remains under investigation.
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