Deadly shooting at DeKalb gas station was in self-defense, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police investigated a deadly shooting near Interstate 20 in DeKalb County Saturday night.

Police confirmed one person was shot and killed at the Texaco gas station off Gresham Road. The shooter stayed on the scene and police have determined the shooting was in self-defense.

Police told Channel 2′s Lauren Davis that surveillance video shows the driver of a purple car was inside the car. When the victim drove up, the man got of a car and went over to the purple car.

Investigators said the two drivers got into an argument with each other. Multiple shots were fired, killing the victim.

The car that the victim arrived in drove away. The alleged shooter stayed at the scene.

One neighbor that Davis spoke with said unfortunately shootings like this are all too common in her neighborhood.

“Gresham Road has been on the news this whole year. It’s sad to say,” Rhonda Dawson said.

Police haven’t released the names of the people involved in the shooting.

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