DeKalb County

Police: Father killed at motel may have seen something he shouldn't have

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are going over surveillance video and interviewing witnesses as they look for whoever shot and killed a man as he ran for his life.

Investigators think the victim witnessed something he was not supposed to.

"Something happened when he entered that room," said Sheira Campbell, with the DeKalb County Police Department.

Valerie Ogeese was overcome with emotion Wednesday when talking about the moment she found out her son, Jonathan Ogeese, had been shot and killed at the Glen Royal Inn off Glenwood Road Tuesday.

"Right now, it's a matter of trying to find out why,” Ogeese said.

Jonathan Ogeese

Police said the 22-year-old father was shot at least once inside Room 106 but ran for his life with bullets chasing him.

"They were firing at him from the room, that's a little different,” Campbell said.

"He was running for his life,” Ogeese said.

Ogeese believes someone her son knew may have double-crossed him.

"He was a good son. He had his faults like we all do but he was a good-hearted person. He was loyal," she said.


She believes that loyalty may have gotten him killed.

"A person he trusted, he was loyal to, double-crossed him," she said.

Detectives are looking for the witnesses who were in the room at the time. They're also combing through surveillance video taken from the Glen Royal Inn in hopes of catching the killer.

"They do their job, I don't care what anyone says you can’t run from law, they’re going to find you,” Ogeese said.