‘Person of interest’ identified in Stone Mountain shootout

DeKalb County police are interviewing a “person of interest” in a frenzied shootout Wednesday that left one person dead, a teen injured and two Stone Mountain schools on lockdown.

One person, not yet identified, was found dead near the leasing office of the Highland Forest Apartment complex, slumped dead behind the wheel of a gray sedan that had been riddled with bullets, Channel 2 Action News reports. Behind the office, a second victim was founded “drenched in blood,” a witness told Channel 2.

He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, DeKalb police Maj. Stephen Fore said. A 14-year-old, inside one of the apartments at 4719 Central Drive at the time, was also shot but is expected to survive.

Stone Mountain High and Hambrick Elementary have lifted the lockdowns, which went into effect about noon, Fore said.

The “person of interest” was apprehended by a DeKalb school resource officer. Investigators have not yet determined a motive.

Police told Channel 2 the shootings may be related to another shooting that occurred at the apartment complex Saturday morning.

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