Decatur resident arrested for shooting man in face at gas station

Deadly gas station shooting
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 5:49 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 62-year-old Jurrell Bethel of Covington for the murder of Decatur resident Ronald Tyrone Hodge on April 26 at a gas station on Candler Road. Bethel turned himself in. He is facing the charge of Malice Murder.

According to the warrant, Bethel shot Hodge in the face during an altercation. No motive was given for the shooting. He is being held at the DeKalb County jail without bond.

ORIGINAL STORY

Police in DeKalb County are investigating a shooting at a gas station in Decatur that left a man dead.

It happened at around 4:21 a.m. at the Valero Gas Station on Candler Road.

A preliminary investigation suggests the shooting may have been the result of a dispute between a customer and a man in his 60s.

Gas station staff members said they frequently saw the man in his 60s outside picking up trash but he is not an employee of the gas station.

Officers found the 60-year-old man dead with at least one gunshot wound when they arrived.

Dekalb County Police later identified the possible suspect as 62-year-old Jurrell Bethel. He has not been arrested at this time.