UPDATE: Officials ID man shot in back with ‘large sum of cash’

A man who died early Sunday in northwest Atlanta was shot in the back and was “carrying a large sum of cash,” police said.

The initial investigation also revealed that narcotics were found in his apartment, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender.

The man was identified as Dedrell J. Knox, 41, of Atlanta, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.

Officers had responded to the 900 block of Desoto Street on a person shot call.

The victim was found about 3:45 a.m. lying in the grass in front of an apartment complex, Bender said.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Deadly tractor-trailer crash blocks I-20
  2. 2 R. Kelly accuser details alleged abuse in Johns Creek
  3. 3 R. Kelly’s ex-wife says he is still financially abusing her

Knox was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

In other news:

The GBI said Saturday that Ornelas was found safe around 10:45 a.m. in Monroe County.

More from AJC