DEKALB (CBS46)--DeKalb detectives have charged a clerk at a Hop-In with malice murder after police said he fatally shot a man.

The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. on Monday inside of the Texaco on Memorial Drive, just south of North Hairston Road.

DeKalb Texaco Shooting

DeKalb police said they responded to the scene of a person shot call and located a deceased man in his 40's or 50's.

Javed Amir (DeKalb County Police)

According to police, 26 year-old Amir Javed shot the victim after an alleged shoplifting attempt inside the store. The victim was later identified as 50-year-old John Lamar.

Police said they are in the process of reviewing store surveillance video.

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(2) comments


The clerk is in the right!

Anton Nym

ABSOLUTELY the clerk is right! That Hop In is now the safest store in town!

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