DKPD: Shooting on Lawrenceville Highway justified, no charges filed

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Published: May. 9, 2022 at 11:13 PM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 4:56 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A shooting Monday night in DeKalb County is under investigation.

DeKalb County Police say officers responded to a person shot at Lawrenceville Highway and Fellowship Road shortly before 9 p.m. and found a male in his 20s with an apparent gunshot wound who was driven there from the nearby Publix. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Officers say they also responded to a second call of shots fired at the Publix on Lawrenceville Highway. Once there, they say they located a crime scene and a second male that was possibly involved who they detained.

The male was interviewed by detectives who also spoke to witnesses and collected evidence.

“Our investigation has determined this shooting was justified. We are not charging the shooter, who was the victim of a physical attack by the suspect, Ronald Thomas,” says DKPD Officer Wells.

Officials say an off-duty DeKalb Sheriff’s Deputy was on the scene during the incident and did discharge his firearm, but did not strike anyone.

Both the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office and the GBI are conducting further investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.