SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police are trying to figure out what led up to a deadly shooting in the South Fulton neighborhood of Oakley Township.
Investigators received reports of shots fired on the 7700 block of Mastiff Road, south of Interstate 85, before midnight on Tuesday.
A little over two hours later, a witness called South Fulton police saying they found a man lying between two of the homes in the neighborhood.
Officers say they found the victim, 21-year-old Chris Floyd, dead with a gunshot wound to his back.
FOX 5 News spoke with another young man who lives in the neighborhood and knows Floyd. He said he met Floyd through recreational football. Floyd was their running back and they would call him "Man Man." He said Floyd's dad would couch the team. The friend, who didn't want to be identified, said: "He was a good kid."
South Fulton Police said they know who pulled the trigger. Police said they executed search warrants and canvassed the area to build the case.
One man who saw the suspect and Floyd together all the time said the two were close.
"I hear they are friends. They are both buddies. A friend shot a friend," the man lamented.
Detectives expect a quick resolution to the case.