DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - DeKalb County police detectives are trying to find the gunmen who killed a man early Wednesday morning at a gas station.
Investigators told FOX 5 News at least 20 bullets were fired at the CITGO gas station on Moreland Avenue near the Interstate 285 interchange. The victim, described as in his late thirties, died at the scene.
Kendra Dixon identified the victim as her fiancé, 39-year-old Jovan Ladson. She said she got a text from him, who she calls "Jo," minutes before the shooting and can't imagine anyone wanting him dead.
"He is a good person. He has a good heart. He would do anything for anybody if he could. If he had had a problem with somebody, I know he would have told me." his fiancé said.
Ladson and Dixon have a one-year-old son. She called Ladson a kind soul, who didn't bother anybody and begged for the killers to turn themselves in.
Detectives don't know what led up to the shooting but said the suspects fled in a blue car. They also said they believe the victim was targeted.
FOX 5 News obtained exclusive surveillance video that shows Ladson leave the store and calmly walk to his car. A dark vehicle pulled up, someone jumped out of the car and started firing.
The store clerk heard gunfire but did not see the actual shooting, so police hope the surveillance video will help piece together what happened and why.
The family held a vigil Wednesday night at the gas station.