1 dead in shooting at SW Atlanta gas station

Atlanta police investigated a deadly shooting Friday morning at a BP station at the corner of Lee and Oak streets.

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Atlanta police investigated a deadly shooting Friday morning at a BP station at the corner of Lee and Oak streets.

A man is dead after a shooting early Friday morning at a southwest Atlanta gas station.

The victim was discovered at the BP at the corner of Lee and Oak streets just after 1:15 a.m. and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta police said. He was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Ralph Hickey, 41.

“The Atlanta police homicide unit was notified, responded, and began their investigation,” a police spokesman said in a statement. “The preliminary investigation found that the victim and another male were involved in a dispute which escalated to gunfire and the victim was shot. The suspect fled after the shooting.”

The suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to come forward. Tipsters can 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 the Crime Stoppers website.

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