Teen killed in self-defense in double shooting in Lithonia, police say

LITHONIA, Ga. — DeKalb police said that an 18-year-old was killed in self-defense in a shooting that also left a 25-year-old man in critical condition Monday night.

Officers were called to the 6300 block of Stablewood Way in Lithonia around 6:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting.

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Police found a man with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

A short time later, officers found a second man who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead on the scene.


Police later said that the two victims got into an argument, which led to the 18-year-old opening fire. A third man fatally shot the 18-year-old.

Police said that the third man will not face any charges at this time because he shot in self-defense. Police did not say if the 25-year-old victim would face any charges.

Police have not released the identities of the three people involved.

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