Around 3 a.m. on July 4, two men were walking down Redan Road toward the Chevron when one of them was shot in the back.
The survivor told DeKalb County police he hardly knew the victim and didn’t know the assailant, according to a police report.
He said the shooter walked up from behind and said something (it’s unclear what) to Lyndville “Diamond” Ticer, 41, and fired three shots at Ticer.
Ticer, who lived a mile away on Autumn Crest Drive, fell and his walking companion said he too dropped to the ground, asking the gunman not to shoot. The shooter demanded the witness’ wallet. He heard two car doors shut before the shooter left.
“(The witness) stated that he had his face on the pavement and did not see the vehicle or the second person,” an officer wrote in the report.
Police found Ticer in a pool of blood, with no pulse. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday police said they had yet to identify any suspects or a motive.
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