DeKalb police release surveillance footage of gas station homicide suspect

DeKalb County police are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting outside a gas station last month.

The shooting, which was captured on the store’s surveillance camera, occurred Feb. 19 outside the Citgo gas station near the intersection of North Hairston Road and Central Avenue, previously reported.

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According to an incident report released Wednesday, 34-year-old Tiwuan Johnson was shot three times in the chest as he sat in his car outside the convenience store about 6:30 p.m.

Police said a man wearing a hoodie could be seen getting out of a car parked next to Johnson’s before getting into the passenger seat of his Hyundai Sonata. As he did, a man wearing a gray shirt, jeans and black sandals with white socks walked into the gas station.

When that man exited the store, he ran up to Johnson’s car and jumped on him, police said. A brief struggle ensued before the suspect jumped backward and Johnson fell out of his car onto the pavement, according to the incident report.

He was dead when police arrived.

Two of the suspects drove off while a third ran away on foot, authorities said.

So far, police do not have any leads in the case. Anyone who recognizes the man in the surveillance video or has any information about Johnson’s death is asked to contact DeKalb detectives at 770-724-7850.

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