Crime Law

Man shot and killed Thanksgiving day in DeKalb County, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A man died Thursday after an exchange of gunfire in DeKalb County, police say.

DeKalb County Police said the victim, Royce Cross, 40, was found with a gunshot wound in the middle of a parking lot at 11:37 a.m. Police confirmed to Channel 2 they are currently investigating two crime scenes.

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One scene is located outside TA New Orleans Seafood and the second is near an apartment complex. Both locations are in the same area of Candler Road. Police have not said where Cross was found.

Witnesses told police Cross exchanged gunfire with another person before he was injured. Officers said Cross was taken to a nearby hospital and died from his injuries.


At the scene near the apartments, a Channel 2 Action News photographer found several evidence markers along with a handgun in a parking lot.

Police have blocked off both locations with crime scene tape.

Authorities have not said if anyone has been taken into custody at this time. The investigation remains ongoing.

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