Cousins shot, killed inside DeKalb home

by: Ashley Swann Updated:

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found inside a home on Bobolink Drive in DeKalb County.

Family members told Channel 2's Ashley Swann the victims are 23-year-old Jerry Grier and 25-year-old Jaman Mills. They said the two cousins were hanging out, playing video games, when someone took both of their young lives.

"It's like a nightmare," Patricia Wheeler said. "They (were) not bothering anyone. They (were) in their home and they (were) gunned down like animals. For what reason? We don't know."

Family members said a relative returned to the house late Friday night to find the horrifying scene.

"It wasn't just one family that he destroyed, it's two," Mills' father, Tony Stone, said. Stone said his son was a good boy, a strong Christian, who he believes, was simply caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I loved that boy and I want whoever did this (to) turn yourself in," Stone said.

The family describes Grier as a proud father to a 9-month-old baby of his own. They beg anyone who knows anything about who may have killed the young men who grew up together and died together to please come forward.

"Somebody in their neighborhood had to hear something," said Chne Harris. "I mean, two people are dead. Not one, two. And somebody (knows)."

"They need to turn themselves in. They need to be caught, because they took away two lives, two good lives," Nathan Jones said.

Family members said there were no forced signs of entry to the home, so they don't believe this was a random crime. Police ask anyone with information to give them a call.



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