UPS driver shot during fight at DeKalb shopping plaza, cops say

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

A UPS driver was shot Friday evening in DeKalb County during a verbal confrontation at a shopping plaza, police said.

Officers were called to the Indian Creek Crossing Shopping Center in the 4100 block of Redan Road just before 7 p.m. regarding a person shot. At the scene, authorities found a UPS driver suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot, DeKalb police spokesperson Lt. Shane Smith said.

The driver, who Smith said is in his 30s, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said he is expected to survive.

According to witnesses, Smith said the victim and another man got into a verbal dispute before the shooting. The suspect, who was identified as 28-year-old Tremayne Jackson, fled the scene prior to officers arriving, according to police. He will be charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Smith did not say what the two were fighting about. Authorities remained at the scene hours after the shooting interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence.

The shopping center is home to a Food Depot and Family Dollar.

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