Jeremy Riley
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Police: 2 men in custody at hospital shot, killed college student in DeKalb

Two homicide suspects are in custody at a local hospital in DeKalb County, police confirmed.

The two men allegedly shot and killed a 24-year-old Georgia State University student Thursday morning during a home invasion at a Decatur apartment, DeKalb police said.

Police Sgt. J.D. Spencer told on Monday that, “for security reasons, I cannot release any other information at this time” about the two suspects. A third man accused of the deadly shooting remains on the loose.

Jeremy Riley was fatally shot inside his home at Abbey Road Condominiums during the invasion, police said. He was found with several gunshot wounds inside the apartment.

MORE: Family of man killed in home invasion says he was trying to protect his siblings

Jeremy Riley’s family provided this photo of him, and he was close to graduating from Georgia State University, they said.
Photo: Photo provided by family

His mother told officers three people broke into her home on Abbeywood Road off Columbia Drive. When officers arrived, they said they found no sign of forced entry.

She jumped into her car and chased the trio out of the complex, trying to get their tag number, police said. However, she crashed into a median wall just west of Gresham Road on I-20.

Darius Brown, who said he is Riley’s cousin, previously told the man was killed while trying to protect his family. He also said several of Riley’s family members, including his younger siblings, were in the apartment at the time.

“His little brother was involved, his little sister was there,” Brown said. “The whole family was there. He put himself in the lion’s den to protect his family. That’s what he did. And it cost him.”

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