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Man killed at DeKalb food mart was ‘cold to the touch;’ suspect sought

DeKalb County police are searching for a suspect they say killed a man outside a convenience store in Stone Mountain just before 10 p.m. Sunday. 

An officer arrived to the Soni Food Mart at 6319 Memorial Drive and found 54-year-old Timothy Newhouse “not breathing and cold to the touch,” according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday. Newhouse’s jacket had a hole in it near the chest area.


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Minutes later, DeKalb fire and rescue officials arrived to the scene and found three gunshot wounds on Newhouse, according to the report. 

Authorities said Newhouse had a 9mm Taurus PT111 stolen out of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department.

So far, no witnesses have come forward, but police are hoping surveillance images of the suspect inside the store lead to an arrest. 

Anyone with information is asked to call DeKalb police at 770-724-7850. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 and be eligible for a reward.


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