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A Deadly Shooting In Dekalb County

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(AP/WAOK) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in DeKalb County.

Authorities say the man was shot in the front yard of his home on Beech Drive off of Memorial Drive during the overnight hours late Sunday or early Monday.

Homicide investigators tell WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1knNNx6) that robbery is believed to be the motive. Investigators say the man was walking toward his house when a lone gunman tried to rob him. Police said several shots were fired and struck the victim.

The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to a nearby hospital and later died of his injuries.

 

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