Family member of Rockdale suspect accused of killing parents, sister makes emotional plea in court

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — A man accused of shooting and killing his parents and younger sister appeared in court on Tuesday. His surviving family member spoke on his behalf.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jailon Gray, 21, in the deadly triple shooting at the family’s home off Sugar Creek Lane. Channel 2 Action News This Morning reported live from the scene on Monday as deputies investigated.

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Investigators believe an argument inside the home led to the shooting. Deputies said they found only one gun at the scene.

Court records identified the victims as Tamikio Gray, Corey DeShawn Gray and Joy Gray. Friends told Channel 2′s Elizabeth Rawlins that the victims were Gray’s parents and younger sister.


During a bond hearing on Tuesday, David Gray, who identified himself as a family member, said he would be there for the 21-year-old.

“I don’t know anything about death bruh, but just take it slow. I don’t know what happened. Only you know what happened there. That’s the last thing I really need is my last family member dead.”

A judge denied bond for Gray.

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