Neighbor killed squatter inside DeKalb home, cops say 

Neighbor killed squatter inside DeKalb home, cops say 

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DeMarcus Conley
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  • A squatter was shot and killed in a Stone Mountain home early Tuesday. 
  • Police arrested a neighbor accused in the crime. 
  • A motive has not been determined. 

A Stone Mountain man was arrested late Tuesday after police say he shot and killed a squatter in front of others inside a DeKalb County home. 

Authorities are not sure what led DeMarcus Conley, 28, to fatally shoot 25-year-old Jereme Posten, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

The shooting occurred in the 900 block of Rowland Road in Stone Mountain. Conley stays roughly a minute away from the crime scene. 

“The victim and other people were living in the house where the homicide occurred,” Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Apparently, they were squatting in the home, (which) was fully furnished.” 

Posten was found lying on the floor with several gunshot wounds. 

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A man and a woman, who told police she was Posten’s sister, were detained by police, according to a DeKalb County police report. 

It is not known how long the squatters had been in the home before the shooting. 

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