Police ID man fatally shot while investigating outage at Atlanta home

A man was shot and killed overnight while investigating a power outage outside a northwest Atlanta home he was renting.
A man was shot and killed overnight while investigating a power outage outside a northwest Atlanta home he was renting.

A Los Angeles man was shot and killed in northwest Atlanta late Thursday after someone cut off the electricity to the home he was renting, police said.

The fatal shooting occurred just after 11:55 p.m. outside the house in the 400 block of Griffin Street, according to police. When officers arrived, they found 36-year-old Mikhail Sher dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

“Detectives determined that the male had been inside the home when someone turned the power off from outside,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. “The victim went to investigate the power outage and was shot by the suspect.”

It’s unclear how long Sher had rented the house, which was listed on both Airbnb and Vrbo for about $180 a night. An Airbnb spokesman said while the home was available on the company’s platform the night Sher was killed, there is no record of it being reserved.

Police said they are still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence to determine what led to the shooting, but no arrests have been made in the case.

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