Police: Father shot in the head

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Investigators said a man's son discovered his father brutally shot in the head and his car crashed into an apartment building after he left his DeKalb County home to buy cigarettes. Investigators cannot say if the man was the intended target. 

The shooting happened Thursday night off Whites Mill Road in DeKalb County, as 44-year-old Thomas Brown was leaving the Laurel Mill apartment homes and driving away in his car.

Police said after Brown got into his car, his wife heard up to a dozen shots and her son rushed outside, to find the car crash across the street and the father injured. He later died at the hospital.

Investigators don't know if Brown was the intended target; that fact frightens neighbors, worried other innocent people could be hurt by the shooter on the loose.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or the DeKalb County Police Department.

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