Man found shot to death inside car at bottom of Atlanta park embankment, police say

ATLANTA — Police are investigating after one man was found shot and killed at a park on Friday afternoon.

Officers were called to South Bend Park on Compton Drive SE just before 5 p.m. to reports of a person shot.

When they arrived, they found a car at the bottom of an embankment. Inside the car, they found a man who had been shot and killed.

Police have not released the identity of the victim, but friends identified him as 31-year-old Owen Jackson.

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NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene and saw a car out of the embankment.

Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes saw at least five fire engines and nearly a dozen police cars surrounding the embankment.


Authorities have not released details on what led up to the shooting or any possible suspects.

It’s unclear if the shooting happened at the park or somewhere else.

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