Police ID man found shot to death in Stone Mountain neighborhood

Suspect remains at large, DeKalb police say

DeKalb County police identified a man who was found dead in the front yard of a Stone Mountain home Thursday morning and the suspect, who remains at large.

David Hayman, 20, was found at a home on Watson Bay Trail around 8:20 a.m., DeKalb police spokeswoman Officer Elise Wells said. According to Channel 2 Action News, he was lying in the front yard of a home in the subdivision.

Wells said Hayman appeared to have been shot overnight, but authorities were not called until Thursday morning.

Investigators quickly identified a suspect in the case, Wells said, but were not able to locate them. Police have not shared the identity of the suspect but said the person is now wanted on murder charges.

Residents of the neighborhood told Channel 2 they were shocked by the shooting, describing the area as typically quiet.

“It’s really, really hard to believe because this is a nice, quiet, beautiful neighborhood,” Sandra Holloway told the news station.

Some residents said they heard a shot in the night, Channel 2 reported, but no one called 911 at the time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the DeKalb police homicide unit at 770-724-7850.

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