Oscar Mateo was one of the two victims in a Stone Mountain shooting. Santos Lopez was the second victim.
Photo: Noodle Decatur via GoFundMe
Photo: Noodle Decatur via GoFundMe

Beloved Decatur restaurant cook ID’d as victim of Stone Mountain shooting

A beloved cook at a Decatur restaurant has been confirmed as one of the two victims in a Stone Mountain shooting.

Oscar Mateo, who worked at Noodle Decatur for nine years, was killed Sunday morning, AJC.com previously reported

The shooting happened just after 7 a.m. at a residence in the 4900 block of Central Drive, but it was unclear who the victims were at the time. Santos Lopez was identified as the second victim.

Both men were lying face-down, according to an incident report obtained by AJC.com. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died at the hospital. 

Shell casings were found on a car parked at the scene and blood was found on the ground. 

“(Oscar) always had a smile on his face,” said Parker Hilley, the general manager at Noodle. “He was genuinely a nice guy who got along with everybody, and everybody loved him.”

Mateo’s coworkers created a GoFundMe page to help his wife and five children who live in Guatemala. Of the $4,000 goal, more than $2,400 had been raised as of Friday. 

No arrests have been made in the case.

— Staff writers Asia Simone Burns and J.D. Capelouto contributed to this article.

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