Gwinnett County

Police: Gwinnett County murder-suicide could be tied to earlier murder

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A man who died in a murder-suicide in Gwinnett County could be tied a murder in Atlanta just hours before the killings, investigators said.

Authorities believe that 27-year-old Jermaine Roby killed his mother, 55-year-old Josephine Roby-Skinner, and his sister, 10-year-old Jasmyn Skinner Friday afternoon in a home in Norcross.

About an hour earlier in Atlanta 40-year-old Quincy King, known as Yazie, was shot to death in a home on Northside Circle. Police say Roby is a person of interest in the murder.


Atlanta police said they're working with detectives in Gwinnett County, and are waiting for ballistics testing on the gun, casings and bullets to confirm if he's their suspect in the murder of King.

“At this point it looks like the victim was in fact the intended target,” said Lt. Charles Hampton.

The 911 call from Atlanta came after 4 p.m., at nearly the exact time the call came from the house in Gwinnett from the father and husband who came home to find his family members dead.

That scene is just under 20 miles away, and around that time would have easily taken 30 minutes to drive from here to there.