Athens police are investigating a homicide Friday afternoon.

Man shot, killed outside home in Athens, police say

A man was shot and killed outside a home in Athens Friday afternoon, police said.

Rodriguez Rucker, 32, was found dead from a gunshot wound near a home on Royal Court around 3:20 p.m., Athens police said in a news release.

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, the release said. The truck was faded black in color.

No other details have been released.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Athens police at 706-613-3330, ext. 522, or

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