A 33-year-old man left his home to meet with friends and never made it back.
Police on Tuesday have identified him as the partially-clad man whose body was found on an embankment Sunday afternoon in northwest Atlanta, Gwinnett County police spokesman CPl. Jake Smith said.
Mr. Diego Ramirez, of Lawrenceville, had been shot multiple times in Duluth Saturday night, police said. But his body wasn’t found until Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.
So far, police haven't released any information about possible suspects or a motive for the man’s murder.
The investigation began around 10 p.m. Saturday when officers responded to 6460 Buford Hwy. after a caller reported hearing screams and gunshots, Cpl. Smith said.
Officers arrived to find blood and a spent shell casing, but no body, Cpl. Smith said.
Still, they believed it was a man who was reported missing that same night. His wife told police he left to meet with friends, the corporal said. It’s unclear if he met those friends. Police said they found his vehicle near the crime scene on Buford Highway.
Around 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Atlanta police officers were dispatched to Proctor and Tazor streets regarding a person down.
They found Mr. Ramirez lying in a prone position on the embankment of sunken land, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones has said.
“The preliminary investigation suggests that the decedent was brought to this location and had several gunshot wounds on his body,” Officer Jones said.
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