DeKalb County police were on the scene where a body was found Tuesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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Man wearing work clothes found fatally shot outside DeKalb apartment

A man found dead early Tuesday outside a DeKalb County apartment was shot, police said.

He was found about 7:40 a.m. in the grassy area of the complex in the 2000 block of Gladeview Parkway near Stone Mountain, police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He has been identified as Devon Simms, 28, of Lithonia.

 


He was dressed for a “construction or industrial” type of job, according to police. He was wearing work boots, work pants and a hard hat.

Channel 2 Action News reported that he was shot in the head, and was shot multiple times.

Police said some residents reported hearing gunshots overnight, according to Channel 2.

The body was seen by someone walking by the area, Campbell said.

MORE: Who shot a worker dead and left him off U.S. 78 in DeKalb?

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