65-year-old man killed in shooting at SE Atlanta home

A 65-year-old man was killed Sunday night in a shooting at a home in southeast Atlanta’s Lakewood neighborhood.

Atlanta police confirmed they are investigating the death as a homicide. According to police, officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Wyndham Way and found the victim wounded around 9:20 p.m. He later died at a hospital.

Credit: Ben Hendren for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: Ben Hendren for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

He was later identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Melton Daniels. No further details about the deadly shooting were provided Tuesday.

The homicide was one of three Atlanta police investigated over the weekend. Earlier Sunday, around 2 p.m., 32-year-old Quittavious Wright was found dead at the Parkside apartments on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

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Police on Monday released a photo of a person of interest in that case and asked for the public’s help to identify the man, who is wanted for questioning. No suspects have been publicly identified, and a motive in the shooting was not disclosed.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, police were called to Rosa L. Burney Park on Windsor Street after six people were shot, including a 6-year-old girl, when an argument broke out at a ballgame. Two victims, 31-year-old Rashad Rogers and 33-year-old April Sparks, later died at hospitals.

Police said Sunday the 6-year-old was in critical condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital. Updates on the conditions of the other surviving victims were not provided.

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Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest shown in two photos running near what appears to be a park bench with a gun in his hand. He is not considered a suspect in the Burney Park shootings, police said Tuesday, and is wanted only for questioning.

No suspects have been publicly identified, and no arrests have been made. Initial reports indicated there was an exchange of gunfire, according to Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr.

Anyone with information about the weekend killings is asked to contact the Atlanta police homicide unit at 404-546-4235. 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.

Credit: Ben Hendren for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: Ben Hendren for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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