The Atlanta Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that took place outside an apartment building in Buckhead.

According to a preliminary police report, May 16 at about 12:22 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call about an individual being shot at the Tremont Apartment Homes located at 3645 Habersham Road. Once they arrived, they found a male with a gunshot wound to the chest, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

“Preliminary investigation indicates a witness observed two males occupying possibly a blue or gray vehicle, yell, ‘Get him!’ during the shooting,” the report stated. “The vehicle then fled the scene traveling northbound on Roswell Road. Investigators have not confirmed a motive at this time, but are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. The investigation continues.”

The victim has been identified as Kevin Humes, and a gofundme.com online fundraising campaign has been set up in his name to pay for funeral and other expenses. As of May 25, it had raised $28,060, exceeding its goal of $20,000. According to the gofundme.com page, Humes was a Philadelphia native who moved to Atlanta last year because of a promotion at UPS, where he had worked at least 15 years. 

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information can be submitted anonymously to its tip line at 404-577-8477 or online at www.stopcrimeatl.com. Crime Stoppers normally offers a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of one or more suspects.

Also, in a follow-up email from the police, the department announced an anonymous donor has provided Crime Stoppers with an additional $8,000 in an attempt to encourage someone to provide information on the case. And in a separate news release, the Buckhead Coalition announced it has donated $3,000 more in reward funds. Those two donations bring the total reward up to $13,000.

Individuals do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for a reward leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

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Mike Nelson

Big surprise, murder in Atlanta.

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