DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Dekalb County police are investigating the murder of a food delivery driver who was found shot dead on a quiet neighborhood street.
Channel 2’s Larry Spruill spoke with a neighbor, who did not want to be identified, about the times leading up to the shooting.
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“It was around 1 a.m. this morning. My wife woke me up and told me there were a lot of police outside,” the neighbor said.
He told Spruill that at first he wasn’t sure what was going on. He spoke to his neighbors and learned that a food delivery driver had been shot and killed while making a delivery to the house a few doors down.
“He dropped off the food and the people following him, got out of the car, shot and killed him. He just lay there for a little while,” the neighbor said.
Dekalb County Police say it all happened in the 3600 block of Oakwood Manor around 1:15 a.m.
The neighbor told Spruill it didn’t make sense. He said: “Most of them have their money from work set up in an (online) account. I don’t think he had too much money on him, unless they knew him and they knew he had money. Why did you kill someone for something like that, because it’s not worth it. It’s not worth killing someone.
The neighbor said his sense of security at home was gone. He is nervous for his children and his whole family.
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He told Spruill that with all the violence hitting so close to home, he is taking extra security measures and having more cameras installed in the coming days.
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