Police say man found shot to death near SweetWater Brewery

ATLANTA — Atlanta police have launched a homicide investigation near the popular local SweetWater Brewery.

Channel 2's Christian Jennings learned that a man in his 30s was found shot to death near Plasters Avenue and Mayson Street, in the area behind the brewery Monday morning.

Police did not find an identification on the man. They're working to figure out who he is so they can contact family.

"Unfortunately as you can see this is an isolated area, there are no cameras currently we’ve located that puts this individual back here," said Lt. Carven Tyus, the Atlanta police homicide commander.

Officers said they haven’t found a weapon at the scene near the railroad tracks.

Detectives swarmed the area looking for clues. They say the man was shot at least one time.

Now, they need the public’s help.

"This is kind of an access road for railroad people to come out here and work so this isn’t a road normal people would access, this is kind of off the beaten trail," Tyus said.

Police say the next step is combing through missing persons reports and contacting nearby counties to see if anyone matches this man’s description.


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