Suspect killed, victim wounded in south DeKalb shootout

One man is dead and another wounded after an overnight shootout at an apartment complex in south DeKalb County.

The shooting, which police said might have stemmed from a drug-related robbery attempt, happened about 3 a.m. Wednesday at the Pine Village East apartments on Panthersville Road.

DeKalb police spokesman Jason Gagnon told WSB Radio that the victim "was coming home from work when the suspect approached him in the parking lot and forced him into his own apartment at gunpoint."

Once inside the apartment, the victim was able to get his hands on a gun and began firing shots at the suspect, Gagnon said.

"The suspect was shot several times as he fled the scene, but managed to fire his weapon back at the victim, striking him in the leg," Gagnon told WSB.

Responding officers found the suspect dead in an adjacent apartment complex. The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was in stable condition.

The names of the dead suspect and the wounded victim have not been released.