Man Shot, Killed During Argument

A fight in Decatur between two men leaves one dead. The other escaped.

A heated argument at a house in Decatur left one man dead early this morning.

WSB-TV is reporting that police were called to an address on Woodfern Drive at 3 a.m. and on arrival found the homeowner with a bloody nose and a bruised elbow. He told police that he had attempted to break up a fight between two visitors, one of whom was shot and killed by the other.

Investigators do not have much information on the deceased man, but he is said to be in his 30s. No arrests have been made and no weapons found, and the shooter remains at large.

The homeowner, who apparently was drunk during the incident, is expected to provide more details to investigators once he is sober.

Steve August 04, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Let's make it clear that this incident was in DeKalb County, with a Decatur postal address. Decatur has not had a homicide within the city limits in two years.
Frankie & Johnny August 05, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Yes, I'm surprised that the "Decatur" Patch apparently is not aware of the Decatur city limits, even with a Dekalb County police car in the picture.
Kevin Polite August 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Im sure the family of the deceased is much more comforted now that they know their child was not killed in the great city of Decatur and appreciate the fine sensibilities of its constituients such as yourself.
Nick August 06, 2012 at 06:25 PM
+1...does it matter where he was killed? And it's not called the "City of Decatur" Patch...


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