Farris was an attorney for the Atlanta-based law firm Burr & Forman, the company confirmed. He founded the firm's Atlanta office in 1995.
The firm sent a statement to Channel 2 Action News that said: “We are devastated by this news and mourn the loss of our colleague and friend, Gary Farris. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary’s family and friends, including everyone here at Burr.”
An investigation is ongoing.
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Police say the man was getting in his car around 4 a.m. when he was approached by three men.