Atlanta: Truck driver shot in head

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  1. petrolK9

    petrolK9 Light Load Member

    Dec 14, 2019
    Truck driver shot in head on Downtown Connector

    "Atlanta Police said David Hood had left South Carolina early Sunday morning. Investigators said around 6:50 a.m. he pulled into the emergency lane and got out of his truck.

    Police said 20 minutes later, a driver saw Hood on the ground and called 911.

    “What happened in the 20 minutes from the time he stopped the vehicle until we got the 911 call? That's what we're trying to put together,” said Atlanta Police Sergeant Warren Pickard.

    Investigators don't know who fired the shot nor do they know why. Police said nothing in the truck appeared to be disturbed, and while his wallet was missing, they're not yet calling it a robbery.

    “He still had cash in his pocket and his cell phone, things of value were still at the scene,” said Pickard.

    Police are hoping others who were driving on the downtown connector Sunday morning heard or saw something that can help them solve this case. “Did anyone hear a gunshot? Did anybody see anything out of place? We really need help with this to put the pieces together,” said Pickard.

    Police said the driver, David Hood, has a College Park address, but was recently living in South Carolina. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition."

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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Sheesh. Godspeed brother
  4. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Medium Load Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    Not good! They really need to let us drivers conceal carry IN ALL 50 states!
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  5. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Yes, yes please. We can shoot each other over middle lane argument.
  6. LDLWells

    LDLWells Heavy Load Member

    Jan 14, 2019
    DOT also cited him for not updating his CDL within ten days of moving
  7. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Pissed off someone. Atlanta is such a hotbed these days, I'd almost consider going to Florida through Alabama,,:eek:
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