DeKalb man killed in Sunday shooting

A DeKalb County man who refurbished and sold cars out of his Columbia Drive home, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon.

DeKalb County police spokesman D.C. Hamilton said officers responded to emergency calls of gunshots at around 12:30 p.m. He said the victim, who was not identified, was alive when paramedics arrived, but died at the hospital.

“Nobody is in custody and nobody has been arrested yet,” Hamilton said. “We are still sorting things out.”

Throughout the rainy afternoon, as police combed through evidence in the man’s yard, neighbors gathered across the street.

They said the man was well known in the neighborhood, mainly because he had a yard full of cars that he sold. Nearly a dozen cars were currently in the yard.

“He was a nice guy,” said Daisy Glover, who has lived in the area for 19 years. “I don’t know why anyone would want to shoot him.”