PICTURED: ATL Father 29 SHOT DEAD Returning From Birthday Outing

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Deante Benton, has been identified as the Atlanta father of four who was shot dead after returning home from a birthday movie outing early Sunday morning.

Benton, 29, was shot to death outside 2086 Bent Creek Way in southwest Atlanta around 2:40 am. Another man, 57, was also shot in the incident and was taken to Grady Hospital. His condition has not yet been updated.

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A sister of the deceased man’s girlfriend told 11Alive that the victim is a father of four children. The woman said the father had just gotten home from seeing a movie when someone pulled up and shot him and the other man. He had celebrated his 29th birthday on Saturday.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation.

Police do not have a description of the shooter at this time, but said the community is cooperating in their investigation.

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