A Georgia HERO driver on patrol on Ga. 400 northbound in Alpharetta spotted what she thought might be a stranded motorist at the Kimball Bridge Road overpass at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. But what she discovered when she stopped to offer help was a man who had died from an apparent gunshot wound was in the car.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident, said spokesman George Gordon via email.
The female HERO driver saw the vehicle parked on the right shoulder of Ga. 400 at the overpass.
"She approached the vehicle wanting to determine if she came across a stranded motorist," Gordon said. "Upon looking inside the vehicle, she discover an apparent deceased male driver.
After she called for assistance, Alpharetta police and fire responded, he said. The victim was dead at the scene "and shows an indication of a gunshot wound."
All northbound lanes of Ga. 400 initially were closed as police and firefighters processed the scene, but lanes were being reopened by 9 p.m.
Gordon said no other information can be released due to the ongoing investigation and need to notify family members of the victim.