Police have charged gunman, Jason Robinson, age 20, with the murder in the fatal shooting of an unidentified male in DeKalb County.
DeKalb County police say Robinson and two other men were walking through Henderson Park around midnight when a handgun, allegedly being carried by Robinson, went off and stuck one of the other two males.
Details surrounding the actual shooting remain unclear, however, Robinson and the other male attempted to drive the unidentified victim to Grady Memorial hospital.
The males pulled over on I-285 near East Ponce de Leon to wait on EMS and the victim later died while en route in the ambulance.
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