Man shot dead in apartment parking lot in DeKalb County

A man is dead after he was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Stone Mountain early Thursday morning.
Published: Jul. 20, 2023 at 4:57 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2023 at 12:21 PM EDT
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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Police are looking into a death at a DeKalb County apartment complex overnight.

It happened at the Park at Somerset apartments at Abberley Way and Hambrick Road in Stone Mountain. The complex is near Memorial Drive.

Atlanta News First spoke with a witness of the shooting, who wanted to stay anonymous due to safety concerns.

“I was hanging out with a friend and I seen like a group of guys and the next thing you know I heard gunshots,” said the witness. “I saw him get shot...I walked to the vehicle and I seen that there’s blood on the car and I see that he was dead in his car.”

DeKalb Police say they responded to the scene close to 1 a.m.

“The incident is currently under investigation and updates will be provided when available,” said Officer Wells with DeKalb Police.