DeKalb police investigate deadly shooting outside Waffle House

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

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

A man was killed in a shooting Wednesday night outside a Waffle House in south DeKalb County.

The gunfire was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. at the short-order restaurant on Flat Shoals Parkway near Wesley Chapel Road, according to DeKalb police. Officers found the victim next to a white car riddled with bullets that was parked just outside the front door, Channel 2 Action News reported.

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

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

At least six bullets struck the vehicle, and its driver’s-side window was shattered, according to the news station. The victim, described by police as a 26-year-old man, was taken to a hospital and later died.

His name was not released.

Investigators at the scene told Channel 2 three customers got into an argument inside the restaurant that spilled into the parking lot. They are looking for two suspects, whose descriptions were not provided. It was not clear Thursday if the suspects were identified.

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

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

It was not the first time the Waffle House location became a crime scene. In 2017, a woman was shot in the head in the parking lot as multiple witnesses looked on. Anthony Henderson Perryman was later convicted of murder in the shooting that killed Tanya Dunlap and sentenced to life in prison.

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