Update: Police Investigate Man Found Dead on Danforth Road near Cascade Road

The man had gunshot wounds and died in the street.

Update:  Kim Jones, from the Atlanta Police Department says that the man shot has been identified as 21 year-old Timmy Ashley.  He was walking home from the bus stop when he was believed to targeted by thieves and subsequently shot.  Atlanta police Capt. Adam Lee has said that there were 2 other robberies reported near the Danforth/Cascade intersection around the same time, and that the 3 crimes may be related.

"He was a very loving person. Whenever anyone saw him, he always had his arms out, hugging, kissing, loved by all is cousins," Michael Ashley, the victim's father, told Channel 2.

Police continue to try to find out more about the circumstances that led to a man's death on Danforth Road at around midnight on Thursday, August 23rd.

According to early reports, a man was seen stumbling down Danforth Road near Cascade Road around midnight, when a passerby stopped to help him.  According to CBS Atlanta, the man then dropped to the ground and died in the street.

Atlanta Police have not released information on any possible suspects as of yet.

Updates to come as the APD releases more information.

Major Rodney Bryant wanted me to share his comments with the community:

The Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case and I assure you all resources, within Zone 4 and the department, will be made available to them to do so. As for Zone 4, we will increase patrols, and checkpoints in the area, and supervisors, including myself, will be  available to address any question/concerns residents may have. Please do not hesitate to forward my contact information to any and all members of NPU Q, and anyone else you feel may need it.
Major Rodney N. Bryant
Zone 4 Commander
Atlanta Police Department
1125 Cascade Cir.
Atlanta Ga. 30311

M. Graves August 23, 2012 at 04:19 PM
My neighbors and I started a Neighborhood Watch in October of 2011. We are the Cascade Knoll Neighborhood watch and we area affilated with the Fulton county police department. We meet at Greater Turner AME church. Our next meeting will be held in September. So sad. People, listen, we can't be apathetic about this. It can happen to any of us. We have seen persons inhabiting vacant houses. I have observed a lot of transient people walking up and down cascade from 285 down to fulton industrial. Please report suspicious persons and get to know your neighbors . If you want to join the Cascade knoll neighborhood watch send an email to us at Meeshsiu86@hotmail.com. "It's left up to us, Chaos or community" -Rev Dr. martin Luther King. The criminals are watching us.. They send out their people to case our neighborhoods. They walk around looking casual wearing headphones. Also, they travel on foot and park their cars away from the crime scene. They talk to each other via cell phones. Each police deaprtment has a C.O.P.S. community policing program. God Bless us all. Ms. M.
Casey August 24, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I didn't know Ashley an extremely long time but I loved him dearly, he was extremely talented, open minded, and fun to be around. Please send Caroline and her family your prayers. We love you Ash.
Marc Richardson (Editor) August 24, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Well said Casey, I am sure he had a promising life ahead of him. If anyone has a picture of Ashley please send to my email address in the top left corner.
Martha HardyHoward August 25, 2012 at 12:26 AM
My most sincere condolences to the Ashley family. You are in my prayers. May the Lord soften your grief as only He can. Martha HardyHoward


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