Man shot in garage, left to die in front yard of DeKalb home, police say

Man shot in garage, left to die in front yard of DeKalb home, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are looking for two men they believe shot and killed a 28-year-old inside his garage in DeKalb County.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that officers responded to a person shot call in the 500 block of Stonemill Manor. When officers arrived, a man was found laying in the front yard with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

Police told Channel 2's Audrey Washington that family members were around the victim trying to revive him. But doctors pronounced him dead at a nearby hospital.

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The man has been identified as 28-year-old Christopher Barber. Washington spoke with a family member at the house, but she was too upset to talk about the shooting.

"That's a very sad and tragic situation to go through and to the neighbors it's very heartbreaking," said neighbor Escluveski High.


Another neighbor told Washington that someone shot at the house last year. Police said they could not confirm if a past shooting is connected in any way.

The shooting happened sometime overnight Monday. Police said surveillance video from the house shows two suspects.

One drove to the house Monday night in a white SUV and the other walked up to the home.

"I heard a gunshot go off at maybe 11:30-12 o'clock," a neighbor said.

Investigators told Washington that suspects talked with Barber inside the garage. Moments later, the video showed the suspects rushing out of the garage and Barber chasing them.

Police told Washington that they found a gun in the street and a shell casing inside the garage.

The motive in this case is still under investigation.