People in this taxicab were victims of a shooting early Sunday outside a restaurant in Brookhaven.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Victims ID’d in deadly shooting outside DeKalb restaurant

Police have identified the 21-year-old Brookhaven man who was killed in a triple shooting outside a DeKalb County restaurant.

Kevin Carranza Acosta, 21, was shot outside the Acapulco Restaurant and Bar in the 3000 block of Buford Highway in Brookhaven, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Also shot were cab driver Javier Lira, 42, who was hit in the arm, and Paula Guitun Romera, 45, of Chamblee, police said. They are expected to be all right.

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Police have no information on a suspect or a vehicle.

The victims were inside a taxicab when a suspect pulled up next to them about 2 a.m., Channel 2 reported. The suspect followed the victims and opened fire on the cab.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to contact Brookhaven police. 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

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