DeKalb County

Police: Man shot at multiple cars before being shot, killed by officer

ATLANTA — The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in DeKalb County.

Chamblee police said a man driving a small silver car shot at at least four drivers in their cars overnight.

We have a reporter and photographer working to learn how the series of shootings are connected for updates on Channel 2 Action News at 6 p.m.


Investigators said a little after 1 a.m., a gunman first opened fire on New Peachtree Road, in a drive-by shooting.

Chamblee police found a man who was shot in the hand.

Ten minutes later, investigators said a 911 caller alerted them the man was now shooting at passing cars from the parking lot of a QuikTrip on Chamblee-Tucker Road.

Police said as they arrived, the shooter ran to Quantum Lane and kept shooting.

Officers said they were afraid for their safety and the public’s safety, so an officer fired one shot, which later killed the man.

Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus spoke to Chamblee police at their headquarters about the uniqueness of this incident.

“It certainly is a mystery what the motivation is to do this kind of thing. I think we got lucky that somebody’s going to fire that many shots in a densely populated area and he’s the only one that lost his life over this,” Assistant Chief Mike Beller said.

Stay with and watch Channel 2 Action News for updates on this developing story.