Philmon D. Chambers
Photo: Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Photo: Athens-Clarke County Police Department

DeKalb man sought in Athens shooting death; $1K reward offered

Police are looking for a DeKalb County man who has been charged in connection with a shooting death in Athens last Friday.

Philmon D. Chambers, 30, of Decatur, is charged with malice murder in the death of 32-year-old Rodriguez Rucker, Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said Tuesday in a news release.

Detectives also said a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck registered in DeKalb (tag RQA5585) is believed to be involved in the shooting.

This truck, which is registered in DeKalb County, has been identified as being involved in a shooting death in Athens. It has a Georgia tag of RQA5585. (Photo: Athens-Clarke County Police Department)

Rucker was found dead from a gunshot wound near a home on Royal Court about 3:20 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police a 1990s-era Chevrolet pickup truck with silver or gray rims was seen leaving the scene around the time of the shooting, according to an earlier news release.

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A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for Chambers’ location, the location of the vehicle and information about the incident. Anyone with tips can call 706-705-4775.

Detectives also ask anyone with information about the incident to contact Det. Paul Johnson at 706-613-3330, ext. 522,, or Det. Sean McCauley at 706-613-3330, ext. 312, .

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