Police identify man shot to death while driving Rolls-Royce in Buckhead

Investigators said someone pulled up next to the victim's car and opened fire.

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Investigators said someone pulled up next to the victim's car and opened fire.

Atlanta police have identified a man who died after someone opened fire on his Rolls-Royce while he was driving through Buckhead on Sunday morning.

Brandon Hamilton, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital after crashing the vehicle into a tree on Piedmont Road, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant.

Investigators said Hamilton was driving in the Lindbergh area shortly before 3 a.m. At some point, a car pulled up alongside his vehicle, and someone inside it started shooting, Grant said.

Hamilton was hit multiple times.

After he was shot, he smashed his Rolls-Royce into a tree near the Home Depot in the 2500 block of Piedmont Road, Grant said. A passenger in the car, 28-year-old Tatiana Betina Lambert, was not hit by gunfire but was treated for injuries sustained during the incident, Grant said.

A motive was not clear. Police are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting.

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