52-year-old man shot in head during robbery

A DeKalb County police officer replaces police line tape at the entrance of a condominium community near Decatur on Friday morning after a man was shot during a robbery.
A DeKalb County police officer replaces police line tape at the entrance of a condominium community near Decatur on Friday morning after a man was shot during a robbery.

Credit: ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

Credit: ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

A 52-year-old man was rushed to the hospital early Friday after he was shot in the head outside a DeKalb County condominium complex.

The man was robbed as he was leaving the complex in the 4800 block of Snapfinger Woods Drive near Decatur around 4 a.m.

According to DeKalb police, the victim was getting into his car when three men approached him and demanded his belongings at gunpoint. He gave over his things, but he was shot anyway.

Police remove a shooting victim's car from a condominium complex off Snapfinger Woods Drive in DeKalb County on Friday morning. ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
Police remove a shooting victim's car from a condominium complex off Snapfinger Woods Drive in DeKalb County on Friday morning. ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

The man was able to call 911 and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown.

His roommate told Channel 2 Action News the man works as a barber and is “a real good guy.”

“I can’t understand why someone would hurt him,” his roommate, who asked not to be identified, said. “But if they were trying to rob him ... robbers don’t care.”

Police said the group of men ran off after the shooting, Channel 2 reported.

No further details were released.

DeKalb police officers work the scene at a condominium community.  ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
DeKalb police officers work the scene at a condominium community. ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

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