1 killed, 1 arrested in early morning shooting in DeKalb County

Police investigate deadly DeKalb County shooting
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 4:07 AM EDT|Updated: May. 29, 2023 at 4:03 PM EDT
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DECATUR, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - An early morning shooting has left one man dead in DeKalb County.

DeKalb Dispatch says officers responded to a person shot call Monday around 2:55 a.m. on the 3800 block of Emerald North Drive near Decatur in unincorporated DeKalb. Upon arrival, they found a man dead with a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, police say they met with 47-year-old Timothy Butler who said he was involved in an altercation with 52-year-old Douglas Grant.

Police say during the altercation, Butler fatally shot Grant.

Police say it appears a dispute between roommates led to the shooting, Detectives gathered several bags of evidence at the scene.

Butler was transported to jail, according to police.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the DeKalb Police Department or Crime Stoppers.