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Deadly shootout erupts after counterfeit cash is used to buy 7 kilos of cocaine in Georgia

October 10, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Deadly shootout erupts after counterfeit cash is used to buy 7 kilos of cocaine in Georgia

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Counterfeit cash, real cocaine led to drug-related shootout in Georgia

Authorities in Georgia say a drug deal gone wrong involving hundreds of thousands worth of counterfeit cash and real cocaine resulted in a drug-related homicide on Saturday

Police in Dekalb County seized a significant amount of drugs, counterfeit cash. and a fake police badge at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Sierra Village Apartments in Chamblee.

One person was killed, and another was listed in critical condition after the victim was hit in the chest in the double shooting, Dekalb County Police Captain Ernesto Ford said in a statement.

Ford said while police were investigating the scene, officers discovered 7 kilos of cocaine and $230,000 in counterfeit hundred dollar bills, according to CBS46.

“The persons buying the drugs came to the apartment with $230,000 in counterfeit money, and at some point, the sellers realized the money was counterfeit and from there, it broke bad,” Ford said.

Investigators say they discovered 7 kilos of cocaine, about $230,000 in counterfeit money and a fake police badge at the scene.

Authorities said one person from each group was shot during the shootout which continued outside.

Police said 32-year-old Charles Nelson, 32, of Henry County, died at the scene and another man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, but survived.

Ford said another man appeared to have “jumped off the balcony to escape the gunfire.” “A neighbor called 911 to report gunshots.

“A neighbor called 911 to report the sound of gunfire and saw someone hanging from an upstairs balcony,” Ford added.

Investigators are still trying to determine where the counterfeit money and cocaine came from.

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