ATLANTA - Atlanta police are investigating the death of a man who was robbed and left for dead in the middle of the street.
Police said a passerby heard the 21-year-old victim cry for help on Danforth Road in southwest Atlanta, but the man died.
Police said the victim, identified as Jordan "Timmy" Ashley, appeared to be randomly targeted by a group of three people while he was on his way home from work just after midnight. The victim was shot during the robbery, police said.
Ashley's family said he was less than a quarter of a mile from his home when he was attacked.
"This is not a random person. He has a family who loves him and we want these people to be found," the victim's father, Michael Ashley, said.
Ashley's family said he was working at the airport to save money so he could pursue his dream of becoming a marine biologist.
Around 100 yards away from where the man was found, at least two other people were robbed at gunpoint.
Police said they do not have a good description of the three assailants. They have not made any arrests.
The shooting occurred on the border of the Fulton County and Atlanta city limits, so the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.
Police believe the same group may be responsible for the other armed robberies in the area, as well.