Father of 4 shot to death just after celebrating his birthday

Man had just returned home from birthday celebration

ATLANTA – A 29-year-old father of four who was returning home from a birthday movie outing was shot to death early Sunday morning.

Deante Benton was shot to death outside 2086 Bent Creek Way in southwest Atlanta around 2:40 am.

Another man, 57, was shot in the incident and was taken to Grady Hospital.

A sister of the deceased man's girlfriend told 11Alive that the victim is a father of four children. 

The woman said the father had just gotten home from seeing a movie when someone pulled up and shot him and the other man. He had celebrated his 29th birthday on Saturday.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation.

Police do not have a description of the shooter at this time, but said the community is cooperating in their investigation.

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