Atlanta Church and Community Leader Barney Simms Shot and Killed in His Front Yard

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Barney Simms, a church and community leader in his southwest Atlanta neighborhood, was found shot to death in front of his Connally Drive home Saturday afternoon. 

Police told Channel 2 Action News they heard gunshots around 4 pm. Simms’ body was found in a set of bushes off to the side of the house, according to the AJC. The house was unlocked and Simms’ black Lexus was missing, but the car was found in East Point around midnight.

No suspects have been arrested in the case.

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Source: Cascade Patch | TIM DARNELL