Family says 2 men shot to death in Gwinnett were brothers

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating the deaths of two men found inside a Gwinnett County home Sunday evening.

Gwinnett County police received a call around 4:41 p.m. that someone found the two men inside a home of Oxford Hall Drive in Lawrenceville.

Police have identified the men as Darius “Deuce” Myles, 28, and Christopher “CJ” Smith, 23. Both men lived at the home and were shot at least one time.

Channel 2′s Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas spoke to family members, who smith was Myles’ younger brother.

Their sister, Deja Myles, said the men were shot in their sleep as the house was locked and everything was in place.

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“I’m hurting because my younger brothers are dead,” Myles said. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to think. My mother went from six kids to four kids in a matter of seconds.”


Myles said her mother found her brother’s dead after no one could reach them on Sunday morning. Her mother went to the house to check on them.

“There was no broken glass,” Myles said. “The doors were locked and everything.”

Detectives are still searching for a motive in the case. Cpl. Collin Flynn with the Gwinnett County Police said investigators are trying to determine what was normal about thee house and whether or not it should not have been locked up.

The family is offering a $10,000 reward for any tips that lead to an arrest.

“If anyone knows anything, please just say something,” Myles said.

Myles said the family has suspicions about what might have happened and have told police, but investigators said that so far, they have no evidence to back up any theory at this point.

“I’m not understanding, but I just know we can’t do this on our own,” Myles said. “We don’t know where to start, what to do.”

The family said their last contact with the brothers was a text just after 9 p.m. Saturday night. Their bodies were found Sunday afternoon.

They are asking anyone with information to come forward.