The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the man shot and killed late Monday in southwest Atlanta as Tabaris Sheets, 19, of Atlanta.
Investigators told Channel 2 Action News that Sheets got into an argument with a group of men sometime Monday, and as he and a woman were walking down Campbellton Road near Venetian Drive around 11 p.m., the group approached the victim and shot him in the leg.
Sheets told the woman to run, and as she did, the men shot him several more times, killing him, Channel 2 reported.
“We don’t believe it is a random act,” Atlanta police Capt. Paul Guerrucci told the station. “We do believe that the parties knew each other.”
The woman was not injured.
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