An off-duty officer found a man shot to death in his car outside a popular DeKalb County nightclub, police said.

Off-duty cop finds man shot, killed in car near DeKalb nightclub 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story quoted information from DeKalb County Police that said the body was found at a club next door to Club 426. The deceased’s name has also been corrected. 

An off-duty officer found a man shot to death in his car outside a popular DeKalb nightclub early Sunday morning, police confirmed. 

Agala Dwayne Samuels, 30, was sitting in “his truck with multiple gunshot wounds in his torso,” when the officer spotted him in a parking lot near The Atrium and Club 426 on Memorial Drive, DeKalb County police Sgt. J.D. Spencer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email. 


MORE CRIME| 2 girls arrested in DeKalb school bus driver’s stabbing

EDUCATION | DeKalb Schools: Recent departures highlight administrative turnover

ALSO| Report: Childish Gambino injures foot during concert in Dallas


The officer was working at a club located in the 5200 block of Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain when he heard gunshots at the back of the club, Spencer said. 

Samuels was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No suspects have been identified in the case. 


In other news:

Channel 2's Tom Jones reports.


Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.