Robbery Was Possible Motive in Fatal Shooting of Suspected Drug Dealer

Witnesses saw 2 or 3 males enter Antonio Macklin's home near Snellville, then flee after the shooting.

Snellville, Ga., police news
Snellville, Ga., police news

Gwinnett Police are investigating an early morning shooting near Snellville that killed a man who was a suspected drug dealer.

Antonio Macklin, 35, of Lithonia was dead at the scene of the shooting, which police say occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at 4407 Haynes Circle in unincorporated Gwinnett near Snellville.

Police say robbery was the likely motive. Several witnesses said Macklin was a known drug dealer.

“Witnesses stated that two to three unknown males, wearing dark camouflage, entered the home brandishing guns,” Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpt. Ed Ritter said in a media release. “An altercation took place with the victim and the victim was ultimately shot by one of the suspects and died on scene. The suspects fled from the scene after the shooting.”

If you have information on this case, call Gwinnett investigators at 770-513-5300.

Tim May 20, 2014 at 08:08 PM
OnceWasAnnie May 21, 2014 at 01:04 PM
Boo hoo, watch me NOT shed tears over another dead drug dealer. As the old saying goes, "When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas" or in this dude's case, you end up having all your fleas flee...when you die!


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