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Man fatally shot in 200 block of Robin Street in Decatur

Crime and public safety Decatur

Man fatally shot in 200 block of Robin Street in Decatur

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Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

Decatur Police say that a man was fatally shot in the 200 block of Robin Street early Wednesday morning, July 6.

The victim has been identified as Gerard Foster, 52, of Decatur.

Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said officers responded to a call of a gunshot at 8:03 a.m.

“Officers arrived and found an adult male in the stairwell of one of the apartment buildings with an apparent gunshot wound,” Ross said. “The male was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

The shooting occurred in the Allen Wilson Apartments owned by the Decatur Housing Authority, Ross said.

Ross said police investigators and the GBI are investigating.

Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the victim was a church deacon who was taking his wife to work when the shooting occurred.

“If you have any information about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 404/577-TIPS or the Decatur Police Department at 404/373-6551,” Ross said.

The approximate location of a homicide that occurred on July 6. Source: Google Maps

The approximate location of a homicide that occurred on July 6. Source: Google Maps

Murder is a relatively rare occurrence in Decatur. The last homicide victim in Decatur was Karen Pearce, who was murdered in 2014 by a serial killer who pleaded guilty to the crime last month.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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