2 dead in separate shootings in DeKalb County

DeKalb County police were called to a home on Laguna Drive in the Belvedere Park neighborhood Monday night to investigate a deadly shooting.

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DeKalb County police were called to a home on Laguna Drive in the Belvedere Park neighborhood Monday night to investigate a deadly shooting.

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Two men are dead after separate shootings Monday evening in DeKalb County.

The first was reported about 6:30 p.m. at an apartment complex off Valley Brook Road in the northern part of the county. A man in his 30s was shot inside his apartment in the Dexter at Decatur complex and taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to DeKalb police.

The victim was identified as 32-year-old Michael Thomas. No suspects have been arrested as of Thursday evening, police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said in an email.

The second shooting happened in the Belvedere Park neighborhood south of Decatur about 10 p.m. A man was arrested after a dispute at his home escalated to gunfire, Vincent said.

The resident, identified by police as Joseph Schaber, argued with another man who came onto his property in the 2900 block of Laguna Drive, police said. The victim, 58-year-old Willie Stevenson, was shot and later died of his injuries.

It was not clear if Schaber knew the victim. He is facing charges of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Both shootings remain under investigation.

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