Police: College student's death near elementary school may be suicide

by: Tom Jones Updated:

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Police said they are still trying to determine how a college student found near the playground of an elementary school died.
 
Curtis Pinckney, 20, was found shot to death on the Hambrick Elementary campus near Stone Mountain early Sunday morning.
 
Detectives said they are tying up some loose ends and will soon determine how he died.
 
"We are looking at a homicide obviously, the potential, and also if the injury could have been possibly self-inflicted," said Capt. Myron Logan, of the DeKalb County Police Department.
 
Channel 2’s Tom Jones asked Logan what led officers to suspect the gunshot wound might have been self-inflicted. 
 
"Well that part of the investigation we are not able to discuss right now," Logan responded.
 
Police also wouldn't reveal whether there was a weapon at the scene.
 
They feel comfortable saying the community surrounding the school shouldn't be concerned because of what happened.
 
Officers said they responded to the scene after a getting a call.
 
"The call actually came in from an acquaintance of the victim," Logan said.
 
That's all police would say about that.
 
No matter what happened, police say Pinckney's young life was cut short too soon.
 
"Unfortunately he was a young man who had his whole life ahead of him and it's just unfortunate this has occurred," Logan said.



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