Suspect identified in deadly shooting at DeKalb gas station

A man in his 60s was shot to death Tuesday morning at the Valero gas station on Candler Road just north of I-20. DeKalb County police are investigating.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

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A man in his 60s was shot to death Tuesday morning at the Valero gas station on Candler Road just north of I-20. DeKalb County police are investigating.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

DeKalb County police have identified a suspect in a shooting that left a man dead Tuesday morning at a Candler Road gas station.

The victim, who was in his 60s, was killed when a dispute escalated to gunfire in the parking lot of the Valero station just north of I-20, according to police. He was dead by the time officers arrived about 4:20 a.m.

His name was not released.

Investigators spent the morning at the gas station collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses. By Tuesday afternoon, they had obtained warrants for a suspect, identified as 62-year-old Jurrell Bethel. He remains at large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DeKalb police homicide detectives at 770-724-7850. 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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The deadly shooting at a Valero gas station on Candler Road remains under investigation Tuesday.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

The deadly shooting at a Valero gas station on Candler Road remains under investigation Tuesday.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

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The deadly shooting at a Valero gas station on Candler Road remains under investigation Tuesday.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

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