Cops: Fatal DeKalb shooting ‘justified’ after man pulls out gun during drug deal

A deadly shooting Wednesday in a DeKalb County neighborhood was “justified” after the victim pulled out a gun during a drug deal, police said.

The shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Penwood Place shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to DeKalb police spokesman Lt. Shane Smith. Officers said they found Jamal Jenkins, 34, shot to death in the doorway of the residence. A 21-year-old man was also found shot, and his injuries are not considered life-threatening, Smith said.

Police said the investigation revealed that Jenkins went to the location to buy drugs and at some point pulled out a gun. Another man, who was not publicly identified, then pulled out a gun and fired at Jenkins, Smith said. Police did not say who shot the other victim.

“Our investigation indicates this was a justified homicide and no charges are expected,” Smith said.