Atlanta police investigate fatal shooting near Bethel Drive

Two suspects are in custody following a shooting at Augusta mall. There are no serious injuries.

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Two suspects are in custody following a shooting at Augusta mall. There are no serious injuries.

Credit: David von Diemar/Unsplash

Atlanta police are investigating a fatal shooting near Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Bethel Drive in northwest Atlanta on New Year’s Eve.

The police responded to an incident at 3:10 a.m. Friday at 2054 Bethel Dr. NW at 3:10 a.m., according a news release. When the officers arrived, the police said they found a dead man with a gunshot wound.

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Homicide detectives have taken lead on the investigation and are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Please keep in mind the above information is preliminary in nature and can change as the investigation progresses and new information comes to light,” the news release said.

The Atlanta Police Department investigated 157 homicides in 2020, the most since 1996. With the overnight shooting near Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Bethel Drive and another incident Friday, the city has now reached 158.

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