DeKalb County

3 arrested, 1 dead after attempted home invasion in DeKalb County, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have identified three people in connection with an attempted home invasion that occurred at a DeKalb County home Friday evening. Police said a fourth suspect died.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

Officers with the DeKalb County Police Department said they were called out to the 2700 block of Gresham Road.

Channel 2′s Michele Newell first reported the story on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m. where police searched for clues outside the home.

Officers found Jacqueze Grier, 23, Taneaious McCune, 18, and a 15-year-old outside the home with gunshot wounds. All three were taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition.

McCune died from his injuries at the hospital.

Officers said Telvin Thomas, 30, was also involved in the incident and went to the hospital with a gunshot wound.


Officials say there were other people involved that were detained at the scene with the help of SWAT officers who were already in the area.

Detectives believe the group involved arrived at the location in attempt to break into the home.

There were four people inside the home at the time. Police stated that the suspects and one of the men inside the home exchanged gunfire.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]

Officials believe the shooting appears to be justified and no charges are expected.

The three suspects who survived are currently behind bars and will face charges of felony murder. Grier and Thomas will also be charged with home invasion.

Comments on this article