Man killed in shooting outside DeKalb barbershop ‘possibly targeted’

DeKalb County police are investigating a homicide at the intersection of Candler and McAfee roads.
DeKalb County police are investigating a homicide at the intersection of Candler and McAfee roads.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Investigators believe a man who was shot and killed outside of a DeKalb County barbershop Friday afternoon may have been targeted.

DeKalb police are investigating the homicide at the intersection of Candler and McAfee roads, spokeswoman Michaela Vincent confirmed in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A witness at the scene told Channel 2 Action News that he heard “at least 15 shots.”

The victim, later identified as 29-year-old Detrey Bass, was hit multiple times and died at the scene before officers arrived, Vincent said. No one else was injured.

“Investigators believe this incident to be isolated and that the victim was possibly targeted,” Vincent said.

The man was shot in front of the Slight Edge Barbershop, which was damaged in the incident. A plate glass door and front window were shattered by the gunshots.

According to Channel 2, one person was detained and frisked at the scene. DeKalb police did not say whether that person was involved in the incident or if they were under arrest.

The homicide is the second deadly incident at the intersection of Candler and McAfee roads this week. On Monday, a driver fleeing a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation crashed into a Toyota Camry, killing the Camry’s driver. The driver who fled the traffic stop was arrested at the scene. No new details have been released in that case.

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