2 killed in triple shooting at DeKalb apartment complex

A second man who was injured overnight in a triple shooting at a DeKalb County apartment complex has died, police said Thursday.

Jeremie Tyson, 26, and Andrew Barkley, 23, were killed following an exchange of gunfire at the Vineyard Walk apartments off Flat Shoals Road, police said.

DeKalb police were sent to the complex just before 2 a.m. 

Multiple rounds were fired, and some of the victims tried to run before collapsing in the parking lot, Capt. A.W. Ford told AJC.com.

According to a police report, one man was found lying on the ground in front of a building with a gunshot wound to the chest. A second man was discovered in the grass behind a different building with a gunshot wound to the stomach. A third man was shot in the head inside an apartment, police said. 

The man shot in the chest was unresponsive while the other two were alert when police arrived, according to the report. 

All three were taken to an area hospital, where one was pronounced dead. A second man died later Thursday, police said, and a third was described as being in “extremely grave condition.”

 

A witness told police he heard gunshots and then saw a man dressed in all black with white shoes run out the front of the building, according to the report.

It is still unclear what led to the shooting, but police said guns and several pounds of marijuana were discovered at the scene. 

 

“We think (that) may have played a part,” Ford said.

He also said multiple people fired weapons.

DeKalb County police investigators worked the scene of a triple shooting at an apartment complex off Flat Shoals Road on Thursday morning. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

“There was a lot of action in a very short time period inside that apartment,” he said. “We're still trying to get a timeline of that.”

Investigators believe at least one of the men lived in the apartment complex.

— Please return to AJC.com for updates. 

A car was towed from the scene of a triple shooting in DeKalb County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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