Triple shooting in DeKalb believed to be murder-suicide


Highlights

A fight over money turned into a murder-suicide Friday night in DeKalb County.

A third man was shot in the leg.

Two men died and another was hurt after a shooting Friday night that DeKalb County police believe is a murder-suicide.

Police initially found evidence of gambling in the garage at 581 Rock Shadow Court. Officers discovered the bodies of a 28-year-old and a 35-year-old, DeKalb police spokesman Major Stephen Fore said on Saturday.

RELATED: Mother, daughter dead in murder-suicide in Alpharetta hotel room 

A 25-year-old man who was shot in the leg was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition, Fore said.

Early investigative work shows a fight over money started between the two dead men, whose names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The 28-year-old shot the older man and then shot himself, Fore said.

— Please return to AJC.com for updates. 

In other news:



Next Up in Local

Atlanta mayoral candidates trade jabs at heated debate
Atlanta mayoral candidates trade jabs at heated debate

After about an hour of discussing how they would help law enforcement and attack crime, the top eight candidates vying to become Atlanta’s next mayor then attacked one another. They referenced tax liens, brought up unpaid water bills and quoted from a lawsuit. For most of the 90-minute mayoral debate on Sunday evening, the topics centered on...
Coast Guard rescues man 6 miles from Tybee Island
Coast Guard rescues man 6 miles from Tybee Island

A 58-year-old man was rescued Sunday about 6 miles off the coast of Tybee Island, officials said. The man, whose name was not released, was having chest pains while on board the Thomas Jefferson, a 187-foot National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release. Crew members called for help just after...
Driver flees after striking pedestrian on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta, police say
Driver flees after striking pedestrian on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta, police say

A pedestrian in his mid 20s was struck and killed about midnight on Ga. 400, Alpharetta police say. Tyler Keith Piper of Covington was struck by at least one car on Ga. 400 North near the exit ramp for Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta police Officer Jason Muenzer said. Police believe a second vehicle that struck Piper left the scene afterward...
Man who called 911 later charged with murder in Atlanta shooting 
Man who called 911 later charged with murder in Atlanta shooting 

A man who called 911 after a shooting Saturday in southwest Atlanta is now facing murder and aggravated assault charges, police said. Anteria Gordon is back in the Fulton County jail, two years after he was arrested on aggravated assault and criminal weapons charges related to an armed robbery, according to jail records.  This time, Gordon is...
Jimmy Carter: ‘The media have been harder on Trump than any other president’
Jimmy Carter: ‘The media have been harder on Trump than any other president’

Former President Jimmy Carter discusses his cancer diagnosis at the Carter Center in 2015. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com In a must-read interview with the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, former President Jimmy Carter offered Donald Trump his services to negotiate with North Korea’s leader. But her sit-down with the...
More Stories