Man’s shooting death ruled homicide in Old Fourth Ward

Police are investigating after the body of a man who had been shot was found in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.

Officers were sent to the Baker-Highland Connector at Piedmont Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Monday, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery. There, they found the man dead, he said.

When police moved the man’s body, they discovered that he had been shot. The victim was later identified as 45-year-old Timothy Smith, and his death was ruled as a homicide by police.

Witnesses told officers the man occasionally sleeps under the overpass near the area. It’s not clear what led up to the shooting that killed Smith.

Police have not released any information on the suspect, but the department is asking the public for tips that could help lead to an arrest.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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