‘Unconscious’ man dies in possible gang-related shooting

Officials are searching for leads in a shooting that left a man dead in Monroe, police said.

Few details were released on what led to the shooting that killed 20-year-old Lewis Palmer Jones Outlaw Jr., but Monroe police hinted that it could be gang-related.

City of Monroe Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working a homicide on Wheel House Lane in southeast...

Posted by City of Monroe Police Department on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"We have worked countless hours in the last 24 months focusing on the gang-related crimes of drug and gun (sales) in order to deter and prevent this kind of senseless violence,” Monroe police Chief Keith Glass said in a Facebook post. “We will find the person or persons responsible for taking this young life tonight and they will be brought to justice.”

Authorities, who responded about 11 p.m. Monday to a call about “discharging firearms” at Wheel House Road, found Outlaw unconscious. He died after several life-saving efforts by officials, Monroe police said.

No other details were released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Monroe police Capt. R. Chambers at rchambers@monroega.gov or 770-870-9885 or 770-267-7576. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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