Deadly shooting at Union City apartments appears to be targeted, police say

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

Investigators believe a man found dead Thursday inside a car at a Union City apartment complex was killed in a targeted shooting.

The victim was discovered about 6:20 p.m. at the Netherley Park Apartments off Buffington Road by Union City patrol officers. Police were called to the complex to investigate a report of shots fired.

The man, later identified as Joshua JaQuan Roberts, had been shot once in the lower torso, according to Union City police spokesperson Officer Jerome Turner. Roberts, 34, of Conyers, was located in a white Nissan Altima that was registered as a Hertz rental car.

First aid was attempted by the responding officers and medics with Union City fire and Grady EMS, but Roberts could not be revived and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Turner said.

The shooting appears to be targeted, he said. Investigators were combing through footage from doorbell video cameras to piece together a timeline and determine what happened.

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