Homicide detectives are now investigating the fatal shooting, which happened around 7:15 a.m. in the Westview neighborhood south of I-20. Officers called to the Westview Corner Grocery, an independently-owned natural foods store in the 1500 block of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, found the victim dead in a parking lot behind the store.
Police did not identify the man or give details on what led to the shooting. Police did not say whether the shooting appeared to be connected to the grocery store. An owner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the shooting had no ties to the store or any of its employees.