Dispute leads to fatal shooting at SE Atlanta apartments on Thanksgiving

A man died at a hospital on Thanksgiving after he was shot at an apartment complex across the street from Brown’s Mill Golf Course in southeast Atlanta, police said.

Officers were called to the Golf Vista apartments at 445 Cleveland Avenue just after 4 p.m. after getting a person shot call, Atlanta police said in a news release. The victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound and later identified as 29-year-old Raheem Franklin, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Investigators believe Franklin was involved in a fight with people he knew at the complex, police said. That erupted into gunfire and the victim was hit as multiple shots were fired, police said.

The shooting was one of several in the metro Atlanta area on Thanksgiving, including another fatal incident in DeKalb County.

Explore3 shootings, including 1 fatal, reported on Thanksgiving in metro Atlanta

DeKalb police were called to a shooting on Candler Road near I-20 just before noon, department spokesman Lt. Shane Smith said. At the scene, they found a man who had been shot and killed lying in a parking lot.

Witnesses told investigators the man had been involved in a gunfight before he was killed, Smith said. DeKalb police have not publicly identified the victim.

Both investigations are active and no suspects have been arrested.

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