Man killed in double shooting at DeKalb apartment complex

Little is known about the double shooting at the Fairington Ridge apartment complex off Panola Road.
Little is known about the double shooting at the Fairington Ridge apartment complex off Panola Road.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

DeKalb County police are investigating after a shooting at an apartment complex Sunday afternoon killed a man and left a 15-year-old boy injured.

Little is known about the double shooting at the Fairington Ridge apartment complex off Panola Road. A man was found dead when police arrived about 12:15 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News.

A second shooting victim, described by police as a 15-year-old, was stable when he was taken to a hospital, the news station reported.

Police have not released the names of the victims, but friends online identified the slain man as 45-year-old Othneil “Nutty” Johnson. In a GoFundMe post, friends said Johnson was helping someone with their car at the time of his death.

“Johnson was a devoted husband, a loving father of six, an uncle, brother, son, DJ and friend to many,” the GoFundMe page said.

It is unknown if the victims were the intended targets of the gunfire.

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