Man shot to death trying to help woman being beaten at gas station, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County police are investigating a confrontation that ended in a deadly shooting at a Chevron gas station.

The shooting happened at the Chevron off Candler Road and Misty Waters Drive just after 2 a.m.

Police on the scene told Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach that the victim was killed trying to intervene in a couple’s argument.


Police said the victim saw a man and woman arguing at a car parked at gas pumps. The victim possibly saw the man hitting the woman.

Investigators said the man went to help but the other man shot him. The victim died at the scene.

The couple drove away in a white car.

Investigators gathered surveillance footage from a camera that covers the gas pump and an area of the parking lot, but they have not released any images or a good description of the suspect or the vehicle the couple may be driving.

The victim has not been identified.