DeKalb County

Man found shot to death inside SUV on I-85 near North Druid Hills

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities are trying to figure out who killed a man on a busy interstate this morning.

Police said a HERO unit first pulled up to the SUV parked on the side on Interstate 85 at North Druid Hills around 4:45 a.m. Thursday thinking it was a driver needing help.

The HERO unit driver then noticed the driver and thought he was having a medical emergency.

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When police arrived shortly after, they discovered the 48-year-old man had been shot.

Police said there were no witnesses or calls of a shooting at that time.

Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach at the scene said there were several bullet holes in the car and shell casings surrounding the SUV.

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One bullet hole was discovered at the nearby Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta building a couple hundred yards away.

Right now, police don’t know if the driver was involved in a road rage incident or other type of dispute.

Police had blocked the interstate for hours investigating but all lanes have since reopened.