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Husband found dead after shooting wife in DeKalb, police say

The victim is expected to survive her injuries, police said.
Credit: WXIA
Police at shooting off of Covington Highway on Oct. 23, 2020

ATLANTA — DeKalb Police said a man accused of shooting his wife on Friday has been found dead.

A spokesperson said officers were called to the 7100 block of Covington Highway on Friday to reports of a shooting. A preliminary investigation now suggests that the gunfire was the result of a domestic situation. 

Police said the husband, who hasn't been publicly identified, shot his wife and then ran from the scene. The wife's exact condition wasn't released though she is reported to be stable and expected to survive.

DeKalb authorities haven't released any specific motive for the shooting. Anyone with information should contact law enforcement.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.