Slain Dunwoody Father Reported Suspicious Person

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Police told Channel 2 Action News that a father who was shot and killed outside a Dunwoody daycare called police one week before his death to report a suspicious person behind his house.

A gunman shot Rusty Sneiderman several times in the torso shortly after the businessman dropped a child off at Dunwoody Prep Pre-school on Nov. 18.

Police said the gunman drove off in a silver Dodge minivan, leaving the parking lot of Dunwoody Prep and driving westbound on Mount Vernon Road.

Police have released a sketch of the gunman but they have not identified the man.

Investigators confirmed the suspicious person call to Channel 2's Mike Petchenik on Friday. Police said by the time they arrived at Sneiderman's home, the person was gone.

Dunwoody police told Petchenik they don't believe the suspicious person is related to Sneiderman's death because he did not match the description of Sneiderman's killer.

Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz, a friend and adviser to the Sneiderman family told Channel 2's Mark Winne earlier this week that healing has been hard for the family.

Dunwoody police Sgt. Mike Carlson told Winne that finding the killer's motive is a key focus in the investigation.

"There's a lot of speculation right now that this was a hit, a professional hit, that this was random. Right now, there's no evidence out there that points that this was not a random murder," Carlson said.