Man sought for questioning in DeKalb gas station shooting
DeKalb County police said the man pictured is sought for questioning in connection with a shooting that occurred last month outside a gas station in Tucker. Investigators said they also hope to question the man about a robbery that occurred two hours earlier.
DeKalb County police are asking the public for help locating a man sought for questioning in connection with a shooting last month outside a gas station in Tucker.
According to investigators, shots were fired into a vehicle May 16 during a dispute at a Chevron on the corner of Rockbridge and Hambrick roads. Bullets also struck two nearby apartments with children inside, police said in a news release.
This is a person of interest from a May 16th robbery & shooting near Rockbridge Rd. & Hambrick Rd. Shots were fired into a car and into apartments with kids inside, but unharmed. He may go by "Philly." If you see him, please call 911 or Det. Perkins at 678-937-5351. #WeAreDKPDpic.twitter.com/KguvB1zE6c
— DeKalb County Police Department (@DeKalbCountyPD) June 9, 2020
No one was injured in the incident, but authorities said the man seen in the gas station’s surveillance footage is also wanted for questioning in a robbery that occurred about two hours earlier.
In that case, a 19-year-old told police he was walking to the gas station for a drink when a man approached him and demanded his cellphone. When the teen refused, the man reportedly choked him until he handed it over. After getting the phone, the man demanded to know the teen’s iCloud account, according to an incident report.
When the teen refused, the suspect lifted up his shirt, exposing a handgun that was tucked into his waistband while reportedly saying, “I don’t want to shoot you over this phone,” the incident report said.
According to police, the shooting outside the gas station occurred later that afternoon when two of the 19-year-old’s acquaintances returned to the store and asked a man standing outside if he knew the suspect’s whereabouts.
The man in the surveillance footage may go by the name “Philly” and is known to frequent the area, authorities said.
Anyone who knows his name or his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or DeKalb detectives at 678-937-5351.