Teen stole victim’s gun before fatally shooting him at DeKalb Dunkin’, cops say

Credit: John Spink

Credit: John Spink

A 17-year-old is accused of snatching a man’s gun and fatally shooting him at a Dunkin’ in the Panthersville area of DeKalb County, police said.

Officers were called to the coffee and doughnut shop at 2704 Candler Road near the interchange with I-20 after getting reports of a shooting shortly before 9 a.m., police spokesman Lt. Shane Smith said. In the parking lot, police found 41-year-old Brian Dykes dead from a gunshot wound.

Detectives determined the victim was making a purchase when Lamarion Orr “snatched a firearm from the victim’s back waistband,” Smith said.

Dykes chased after Orr and was able to catch up with him outside the store. A brief struggle ensued, and police said Orr shot Dykes and fled the scene.

Officials canvassed the area and were able to find Orr at a nearby motel, police said. He was taken into custody and is facing charges of murder and robbery by sudden snatching.

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