SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the stomach Sunday night at the home of a former NFL player who a neighbor said was known to hold parties that were "beyond wild."
The man was shot around 11:15 p.m. in a house on Union Road.
The victim, identified as Brandon Quincy Jones, was taken to a hospital and later died of his injuries, according to Jones' mother.
Channel 2's Audrey Washington learned the home belongs to former Detroit Lions player Eddie Drummond.
Drummond's Instagram account shows large parties at the home, which he calls the "NFL Mansion."
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"I didn't know what to do,” Ryan Jones said after he learned the news of his younger brother’s death over the phone.
He said his brother served in the Navy for a short stint and had recently applied to several police departments to become an officer.
He also said Brandon Jones was working private security at the home where he was shot.
"He's done it numerous times, and he got into an altercation with one of the patrons at the party, and he saw him reach for something, and he went to defend himself, and he got shot," Jones said.
“I’ve seen upwards to 200 to 300 people at a time at the house,” neighbor Steven Lawrence said. "And loud music. It's beyond wild."
Lawrence, who lives next door to Drummond’s home, said he was not shocked when he learned Brandon Jones was shot at the mansion.
"It's no surprise. We've been expecting it for upwards to two years now," Lawrence said. "It was a matter of time before somebody got shot over there."
Lawrence said for years, Drummond has held large, loud parties at the mansion, fully equipped with DJs, bouncers and scantily clad women. He said he called 911 several times, but got nowhere.
"We want to live in peace there, and without him being there or any parties, we all do," Lawrence said.
Police told Channel 2 Action News what led up to the shooting is still unclear. No arrests have been made, and the shooting remains under investigation.
“I'm pretty sure everyone had their cellphones out taking pictures, doing whatever," Jones said. “People know what happened. It's just getting these people to come and say what happened."
For now, the brother said he will not rest until the mystery of who killed Brandon Jones is solved.
"Come forward and tell what you know. I don't care who it is. I don't care if it's the next-door neighbor, a doctor. If they did wrong, they did wrong," Jones said.
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