Police say deadly shooting in NW Atlanta appears to be self-defense

ATLANTA — Atlanta police said deadly shooting in Northwest Atlanta appears to be a case of self-defense.

Investigators said one person is dead following the shooting Monday along Westlake Avenue NW. The homeowner is not facing charges at this time.

An officer confirmed to Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that a resident saw someone in their carport, and then shot and killed them.

APD Homicide Unit Commander Ralf Woolfolk said the homeowner went to police headquarters and is cooperating with the investigation.

“We’re still in the early stages of the investigation and trying to ascertain all the details as to what happened,” Woolfolk said.

Georgia law is clear when it comes to protecting oneself on one’s own property, including inside a carport. Investigators are classifying this case as a justifiable shooting and said that the homeowner appears to have been protecting himself from an intruder.


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