Video of fatal shooting in NW Atlanta uploaded to Instagram, family says

Authorities have roped off the shooting scene on Alfred Road.
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Authorities have roped off the shooting scene on Alfred Road.

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The fatal shooting of a man in northwest Atlanta on Friday afternoon was recorded on video and posted to Instagram, according to family members of the victim who spoke with Channel 2 Action News.

Officers responded to a person shot call just before 3:30 p.m. and found the man wounded at an Alfred Road home, police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown said. The responding officers performed first aid on the man, but they were unable to save him, she said.

He was later identified as 42-year-old Jerome Grant of Atlanta, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Family members told Channel 2 that video of the killing was uploaded to Instagram by a witness. Atlanta police could not confirm the video was related to their investigation.

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