Laundromat worker shot dead, gunmen at large

- A laundromat attendant was gunned down outside a DeKalb County store where he worked.

"We do have surveillance video that investigators are reviewing," DeKalb County Police Major S.R. Fore said.

The gunfire rang out around midnight in front of Spin Cycle Coin Laundry at the corner of Memorial and Columbia Drive.

Detectives said  25-year-old Carlos Lemons, who also served as security at the laundromat, saw two suspicious men out front. He went to see what they were up to and then some kind of argument broke out, Police said at least one of the men started firing, and the attendant was shot multiple times.  

Lemons died at the scene.

The owner of Spin Cycle Coin Laundry told FOX 5, Lemons had only worked there for about three months.

FOX 5 News spoke with the family of Carlos Lemons who said they are devastated by the news.

"What was their purpose?" Nadia Brown, Lemons' girlfriend of three years said. "Why? Why? Why?"

The family says not knowing who took Carlos's life is almost too much to handle.

"You can run, you can hide, but trust believe, we will get justice," Deborah Dyer, Carlos's aunt said.

Police are trying to find the suspects who they said fled the scene on foot running toward a Waffle House located across the street.  

Police don't have a good description of the shooters, saying they were in their mid 20's and wore dark colored clothing. 

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Investigators said when family members arrived to the scene of the shooting, they were very distraught. Police had to bring in extra units to keep them from crossing the crime scene tape.

No arrests have been made at this time. 

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