DeKalb County

DeKalb brother, sister watching TV at home shot to death in apparent drive-by shooting

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — An adult brother and sister were both shot and killed as they watched TV inside their Stone Mountain house after someone fired dozens of shots into their home.

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Channel 2′s Tom Regan was on Olde Street in Stone Mountain, where the victims’ mother, Valerie Jones, was also at the house on Monday night when shots rang out and bullets started piercing the walls.

More than 30 shots were fired into the house. Bullets went through walls, windows and even some of the solar panels on the roof.


Jones said after the shooting, she ran from her bedroom to the living room to check on her children. Both had been hit.

“I saw my son laying on the ground,” Jones said. “I was checking his pulse and asking if (my daughter) was OK. She couldn’t talk because she was laying on the ground as well.”

Shanterriah Wheelous died at the scene. Darrell Wheelous died on the way to the hospital.

Now, their grieving mother is asking who did this and why.

Jones said police found 32 shell casings scattered across the property.

“My house is riddled with bullets,” Jones said. “These murders are senseless. My children were sitting in their home, looking at TV. they didn’t expect to die tonight.”

Jones said she believes someone fired on the family’s house with an automatic weapon, but she has no idea who would target her children.

Jones said her daughter worked at a warehouse and leaves behind two children. Her son, an electrician, didn’t have children, something Jones said is heartbreaking for her.

“I will never have my grandchildren. My son hadn’t had a child yet,” Jones said. “I will never know a child from him.”

So far, police have not identified any suspects.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the siblings’ funeral expenses.