Man killed in shooting at troubled Oakland City apartments in SW Atlanta

Officers found a man dead at the Oakland City West End apartments around 10 a.m. Wednesday after responding to reports of gunshots in the area, Atlanta police said.

Officers found a man dead at the Oakland City West End apartments around 10 a.m. Wednesday after responding to reports of gunshots in the area, Atlanta police said.

A man was killed in a shooting Wednesday morning at a persistently dangerous apartment complex in southwest Atlanta’s Oakland City neighborhood.

Officers were called to the Oakland City West End apartments on Oakland Lane around 10 a.m. after getting reports of gunshots in the area, Atlanta police said. The victim, who was identified as 28-year-old Corey King by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, was dead when police arrived.

Police said they have opened a homicide investigation but did not say if any suspects had been identified. No one was arrested, and no further information was released.

The Oakland City West End complex is one of the persistently problematic properties highlighted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Dangerous Dwellings investigation. Three people were killed there between 2017-2021, including a horrific case in which two toddlers were found dead after their mother allegedly put them in an oven.

The suspect in that case, Lamora Williams, has been held in the Fulton County Jail since her arrest in October 2017. She has pleaded not guilty and her case is on a judicial hold, according to court records.

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