The Roswell Police Department Technical Services Unit examines the scene of a homicide in the 500 block of South Ash Avenue, Wednesday. The victimâ€™s body was found close to the truck which was towed off to check for evidence. (Jessica Palmer Photo)
A Roswell man was killed sometime between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. Angel Horton, 28, was found dead outside his home in the 500 block of South Ash Avenue by the Roswell Police Department after of ficers responded to a report of shots fi red around 9:30 p.m. from an unnamed caller.
The incident report states that officers spoke with a witness at the Sertoma Bingo Club, 303 N. Vi rginia Ave. , regarding the crime. The wi tness said he heard screaming or shouting and said he saw a four -door vehicle of â€œunknown makeâ€ drive away. In addition to being shot, the victim had also received several stab wounds. Officials will not be able to determine the exact cause of death until an autopsy has been complet ed, said Of f icer Travis Holley, RPD spokesman. â€œInformation at this time is sketchy,â€ Holley said Wednesday.
The killing did not appear to be gang-related, but Holley could not rule out revenge as a motive. â€œMurder is always a passionate crime,â€ he said. According to Holley, Horton had been involved in prior incidents which officials will examine to see if they bear any relationship to the homicide.
The victimâ€™s Ford pickup was towed from the scene. â€œThe body was found close to it, and it was going to be processed for evidence,â€ Holley said. Hol ley explained that RPD does have a â€œperson of interestâ€ in the case that investigators are seeking, but he was unwilling to divulge the personâ€™s name. A neighbor, who said she is related to the victim by marriage, said, â€œItâ€™s a shock. . . . We all have trouble with our children at one time or another, but his mamma is going to take this hard.â€