GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Witnesses say a gunman asked them to call police after shooting a man outside a Gwinnett County gas station Tuesday afternoon.
Police responded to the scene at an Exxon at Oakland Road and Highway 29 around 1:30 p.m. They found the shooter still on the scene.
The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
A witness told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas that the two men involved were dating the same woman. After one man punched the other in the face, the second man shot the first man once in the chest.
Julius Glover says he heard a gunshot and peeked around the corner just in time to see a man standing over another man with a gun pointed down at him.
“I told him, ‘Hey man, you ok?’ He said, ‘The guy hit me in the face and I shot him,’ and I said, ‘Don’t shoot him again, please.’ He put the gun down and said, ‘Just call the police,’” Glover said. %
Police say the when they arrived on scene, the shooter was very distraught over the incident.
“He pretty much wanted to tell his story as far as what happened. He said they got into a physical altercation,” Lt. A.C. Hutcherson said.
Investigators collected the handgun from the hood of a nearby Jeep. They say the victim’s clothes were spread out around the gas pumps where the confrontation occurred.
Police are questioning the shooter and have not yet filed charges.
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