JUST IN: Authorities ID man found in woods with car running nearby


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Police found shell casings littering Handley Avenue and the running Nissan Maxima.

Police found shell casings littering Handley Avenue and the running Nissan Maxima.

Neighbors told police they heard yelling before a barrage of gunfire.

The victim was identified as Sheddrick Harris, 33, of Atlanta.

The victim was identified as Sheddrick Harris, 33, of Atlanta.

A man was found shot to death in a wooded part of southwest Atlanta, not far from a running car.

Police also seized a large amount of marijuana from a residence in the 1900 block of Handley Avenue that is part of the investigation, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.

Officers were called to the scene about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

They found shell casings littering the street and a silver Nissan Maxima still running, police said. No one was inside the car.

Officers “started canvassing the area, looking for any evidence of a person shot,” Capt. Reginald Moorman told Channel 2 Action News.

They spotted the body of the man, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as Sheddrick Harris, 33, of Atlanta.

Police don’t have a description of the shooter, Channel 2 reported.

Neighbors told police they heard yelling before a barrage of gunfire.

“There seems to have been some sort of dispute in the street,” Moorman said.

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Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to contact Atlanta police. 

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