Officials ID man found shot to death at west Atlanta apartment complex

The victim was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 48-year-old Cheron Wade.

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The victim was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 48-year-old Cheron Wade.

Police are investigating after a man’s body was found late Thursday morning in the Harland Terrace neighborhood on Atlanta’s west side.

Officers were called to the Columbia Commons apartment complex in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive shortly after 10:30 a.m. to investigate a shooting, but they could not locate any victims. They returned about an hour later after another 911 caller spotted the body.

The victim was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 48-year-old Cheron Wade. According to deputy police Chief Charles Hampton, investigators were speaking with four occupants of a vehicle who may have been involved in the shooting, but they were not considered suspects Thursday.

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The incident was one of at least five shooting investigations Atlanta police handled Thursday. That toll included an apparent murder-suicide that spanned two crime scenes in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.

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“Gunplay is tragic in our city,” Hampton said during a news conference Thursday afternoon at Central Park, after a man and woman were killed. “We have the proliferation of guns, and we’re just asking people to be responsible when they’re handling a gun.”

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