Police: Gunman shoots 'aggressive' panhandler
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb Police say someone shot an unarmed panhandler who was asking for money.
It happened in the 400 block of N. Indian Creek Drive at Memorial Drive in the heart of the Ethiopian community.
According to police, two people were walking in a parking lot early Friday morning when they were approached by 32-year-old panhandler Sadam Mohamed who reportedly frequents the area. The panhandler got aggressive, according to investigators, and that's when one of the two people shot him twice in the stomach.
The panhandler was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers said after the shooting the two people got in a car and left the scene.
Police are hoping surveillance video will lead to more answers.