Victim shot, killed at DeKalb motel; suspects sought 

Two days after a man was found dead at a Decatur motel, police have not made any arrests in the case. 

Maurice Stargell, 19, was found with at least one gunshot wound to his back late Tuesday at the Candler Inn, according to a DeKalb County police report. A black handgun was lying next to him. 

A witness told police he saw the 19-year-old Canton man being dragged out of Room 131 and put on the ground by two men, according to the report. The men were also seen going back and forth between Rooms 130 and 131 before leaving the scene. 

“SWAT was called in because it wasn’t clear if the suspect was still on the premises,” DeKalb County spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. “After recovering the body and obtaining a search warrant, they went in, but the suspect was not at the location.”

No other details about the case were released. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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