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DeKalb spokesperson defends Atlanta man shot in New Jersey gay cruising park

Credit Union of Atlanta CEO Dean Gaymon

The CEO for the Credit Union of Atlanta who was shot and killed by an undercover police officer in a known gay cruising spot in New Jersey on July 16 is being defended by DeKalb County’s chief communications officer.

In a letter to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday, Shelia Edwards, spokesperson for CEO Burrell Ellis, said DeFarra “Dean” Gaymon was “murdered.” No criminal charges have been filed yet in the case. Edwards also said she has volunteered to represent Gaymon’s family.