911 caller: 40-50 shots fired in death of DeKalb man

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911 caller: 40-50 shots fired in death of DeKalb man

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Police tow a car left at the Gulf American Inns after a shooting at the motel.

As Joseph “JP” Aretreas Brown fell dead early Wednesday morning in DeKalb County, witnesses reported hearing dozens of gunshots. 

One caller said they heard 10 shots and saw people running near Flat Shoals Road, according to a police report released Thursday. Another reported 40 to 50 shots and the sounds of people screaming, and another said a man was shot in the head.

Police found Brown, 39, face down in a pool of blood on the sidewalk behind Gulf American Inn, which is near Taco Bell and I-285, at about 12:30 a.m.

A Buick LeSabre near the body had a bullet hole in the glass.

DeKalb County police haven’t released any information on a possible motive or suspect.

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