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Man driving Rolls Royce in Buckhead shot multiple times before crashing into tree, later dying, police say

Police said the man was driving with a female passenger when an unknown suspect vehicle approached alongside them and began shooting.

ATLANTA — Police said a man driving a Rolls Royce early Sunday morning along Piedmont Road was shot at multiple times, crashed into a tree and later died.

At around 2:42 a.m., Atlanta Police officers responded to a person shot call at 2525 Piedmont Road in northeast Atlanta near the intersection of Sidney Marcus Boulevard. 

Police said the man, later identified at Brandon Hamilton, 43, was driving the Wraith model vehicle with a 28-year-old female passenger when an unknown suspect vehicle approached alongside them and began shooting.

Hamilton was struck multiple times and crashed into a tree, police said. The woman sustained injuries from the collision, but was not hit by the gunfire. The crash happened at the shopping center where a Home Depot, Target, Best Buy and Waffle House are located. 

Hamilton was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Homicide investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident, police said. There are no suspects in custody.