Police postpone canvass in SW Atlanta neighborhood where 63-year-old was killed

The canvass was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Emerald Avenue south of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard before it was postponed due to rain.
The canvass was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Emerald Avenue south of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard before it was postponed due to rain.

A canvass scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in southwest Atlanta’s Westview neighborhood has been postponed due to rain.

Investigators were scheduled to knock on doors starting at 2:30 p.m. to look for witnesses in the deadly shooting of Dexter Calhoun. Calhoun, 63, was killed Saturday night after he was shot inside his pickup truck and crashed into a pole on Emerald Avenue.

He was found with multiple gunshot wounds when Atlanta police responded to the wreck about 11 p.m. and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Homicide detectives are hopeful a canvass will help “further the investigation into the murder,” according to police spokesman Sgt. John Chaffee. It is expected to be rescheduled.

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