Dequan Trimell King
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

Murder suspect sought in man’s shooting at DeKalb condominium

DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies are trying to find a man they suspect in a fatal September shooting at a condominium, the office said Tuesday. 

Dequan Trimell King, 25, of Atlanta, is wanted on a felony murder charge in connection with the slaying of Brandon McCrary, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said. 

McCrary, 36, was found dead after a SWAT team forced their way into a condo off Waldrop Road on Sept. 22, she said. 

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A woman told police at the time she saw two men go into McCrary’s condo and not come out. Police arrived about 7:30 p.m. and did not enter the unit until about two hours later.

“We were believing that two suspects possibly were still inside the location armed, therefore we activated the SWAT team,” Capt. R.C. Hughes previously told Channel 2 Action News. 

The woman told officers she was leaving a friend’s home when she was approached by the two men. They pointed a handgun at her and “told her to be quiet and run away,” according to a police report. 

She ran to the back of the building, called 911 and waited for officers to arrive. While she was hiding, she told police she heard two to three gunshots. Another neighbor also reported hearing multiple shots, a responding officer said in the report. 

McCrary was shot multiple times. 

DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said detectives believe the home was targeted for “specific risky behaviors” related to drug activity.

It is not clear how officials connected King to the shooting. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the DeKalb  sheriff’s office. 

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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