Man shot in head during DeKalb County robbery

Source: WGCL

A man is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head during a robbery outside his home in DeKalb County.

Officers responded at about 4 a.m. on Quail Road near Snapfinger Woods Drive.

Police say the 52-year-old victim parked his vehicle. Three men approached him and demanded his belongings. The victim did as he was told, but the robbers shot him anyway and fled the scene.

Joseph Beavers tells CBS46 he was sound asleep at the time and had no idea what was happening right outside the door of his father's place at the Hillsides Condos. The victim rents a room from Beavers' father.

Beavers says he found out their front porch was a crime scene when another roommate woke up and tried to leave for work.

Police said, 'This is a crime scene. Y'all go back into the house,'" Beavers said. "I can't understand why somebody would want to hurt him, but if they were trying to rob him, they don't care."

Police towed away the victim's Volvo sedan so they could process it for evidence and perhaps get some clues that might lead them to the shooters.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is unknown at this time.

Police have not released descriptions of the shooters.

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