Homicide investigators were called to the scene Sunday.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

No charges filed after man killed in SE Atlanta triple shooting

Three people were shot and one of them was killed in a struggle over a gun in southeast Atlanta on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

No charges will be filed in the case, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said Tuesday afternoon. The incident has officially been classified as a “Felon Killed By A Private Citizen,” police said.

The shooting happened about 1:45 p.m. at a home in the 3200 block of Donnebrook Lane being used as a rooming house, Atlanta police said after a preliminary investigation.

A man and a woman inside the home began arguing, and “during the argument, the male produced a handgun and shot the female,” Sgt. John Chafee said.

Another man in the home, believed to be the woman’s husband, came to her aid from another room and charged the shooter, he said. The second man was shot once before the two began struggling over the weapon.

“At some point, during the struggle, the male victim shot the male suspect,” Chafee said. “The suspect then jumped out a window and succumbed to his gunshot wound in the backyard of the home.”

The other two people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds that were not life threatening, police said. None of the people involved have been identified.

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