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.
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.
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, Paul.Johnson@accgov.com, or Det. Sean McCauley at 706-613-3330, ext. 312, Michael.McCauley@accgov.com .
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