2 men apparently killed each other at DeKalb motel

DeKalb County police are investigating a double homicide in the 4200 block of Wesley Club Drive.
DeKalb County police are investigating a double homicide in the 4200 block of Wesley Club Drive.

DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead at a motel.

Super Inn staff found both men in a room at the motel Friday on Wesley Club Drive off I-20, police said. Detectives believe each man, one 30-years-old, the other 32, killed the other, based on evidence of “mutual” gunfire, though the motive is unclear.

Police said they weren’t aware of any relationship between the men.

Becky Raulerson, front desk clerk, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the men had separate rooms on opposite sides and floors.

They were found in the one room after housekeeping’s knock went unanswered. A manager went to make sure everything was OK and found a grim sight.

This is the second fatal shooting on the property in the past year, but the other happened outside when a man chased another man through the parking lot with a gun. Security camera footage from the hotel helped police arrest a suspect.

Raulerson said the hotel has been safe and peaceful in the eight years she’s worked there.

“We try to keep it quiet over here,” Raulerson said. “I keep telling these people, that gun doesn’t make you a man, it makes you dead or a murderer.”

No other details were released.

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