2 men dead half-mile apart along Candler Road appear to be murder-suicide

DeKalb County police are learning more about the two people found dead just a half-mile apart from each other along Candler Road and Rainbow Drive Friday night.

On Friday night, police said the shooting happened just before 7:20 p.m. at The Exchange at Decatur located at 3009 Rainbow Drive. One man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The other man reportedly fled the scene in a black sedan. He was found dead in a wreck along Candler Road near Embers Drive. He had also been shot multiple times.


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DeKalb County police block off a section of Candler Road south of I-20 for a shooting investigation on June 7, 2024.  (FOX 5)

Police believe the first man they found was targeted by the other after a verbal altercation between the two.

Officials say the second man took his own life after crashing into a minivan on Candler Road.

Police are still working on informing both of their families, so the deceased remain unidentified.

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