A man died after being shot at a nightclub Sunday, DeKalb County police said. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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Photo: File photo

Man killed in shooting at popular DeKalb nightclub 

DeKalb County police are investigating the death of a man who was reportedly shot at a popular nightclub early Sunday morning.

Alphonso White, 31, of Conyers, was shot following an argument at Club Libra on Glenwood Road near I-285, a witness told officers. The witness said he tried to drive the victim to DeKalb Medical Center, but a tire blew on his car and he pulled over at Service King on East Ponce de Leon Avenue.

The report quotes the witness saying he, White and another man had been at the club around 2:50 a.m. when White got in an argument with three unknown men. One suspect punched White in the face.

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They went outside. 

White shouted at the trio, asking what their problem was.

“Oh, ight,” the man who’d just punched him said.

Two or three gunshots rang.

“I’m hit,” White screamed.

The suspects sped away in an SUV. 

The witness was trying to get to the North Decatur Road location of the hospital when the tire blew.

When police arrived to the business, White was “obviously deceased,” the report said.

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