Cops: NW Atlanta resident confronts, fatally shoots man on property

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police are investigating after a resident of the West Lake neighborhood shot and killed a man after confronting him for intruding on private property.

The shooter and at least one other occupant of the house were questioned by investigators after the Monday morning incident, Atlanta police said in a news release. Officers responded to the home in the 200 block of West Lake Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. after getting reports that a person had been shot.

Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound who was unresponsive, the release said. Emergency medical personnel declared him dead at the scene. No information about the man’s identity has been released.

Investigators believe the man went into the home’s garage and was confronted by a resident, Channel 2 Action News reported. The resident, who is a relative of the homeowner, pulled a gun and shot the man, police said. A second person was inside the home during the incident and witnessed the shooting.

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