Man found sleeping in vacant home shot, killed as he ran away, police say

ATLANTA — A man is dead after an early morning shooting on Saturday in southeast Atlanta, police said.

Atlanta Police say they arrived in the 100 block of Campbell Street at around 6 a.m. after receiving a call about a person shot.

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EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced the man dead.

Shortly after the shooting, investigators arrived at the area to learn more about the deadly shooting and its circumstances.

According to police, the shooting suspect, identified as Joshua Warren, owned the property but wasn’t living at the home. The home was vacant, and police told Channel 2 Action News, the victim was shot while fleeing the home.

Police did not reveal any information on the identity of the man who died.


Police said that based on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, detectives had probable cause to arrest Warren. Police charged him with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Police are continuing to investigate this incident. Warren was booked in the DeKalb County Jail.

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