Delveckio Upshaw is wanted in connection with a shooting death in the city of South Fulton.
Photo: South Fulton Police Department
Photo: South Fulton Police Department

Police ID suspect in deadly shooting at ex-NFL player’s house

South Fulton police have issued a lookout for a man they say fatally shot another man during a party at a former NFL player’s mansion.

“Delveckio Upshaw is wanted for the murder of Brandon Jones on June 10, 2018,” officials said Friday in their notice.

The body of Jones, 23, of Covington, was found around 11:15 p.m. when officers were called to the home in the 3600 block of Union Road, previously reported.

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The residence belongs to Eddie Drummond, according to Fulton County tax records. He was a wide receiver who played several seasons for the Detroit Lions, ending his career after the 2007 season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

He is known for hosting lavish celebrity pool parties at the home, described in previous event listings as the NFL Mansion.

Brandon Jones of Covington was shot and killed in June at a house owned by former NFL player Eddie Drummond, police said. (Photo: Facebook)

Upshaw, 27, is described as 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds. “Use extreme caution,” the lookout warns about Upshaw.

Family members told Channel 2 that Jones, who had a stint in the U.S. Navy, was working security at the home when the gunfire rang out.

"He got into an altercation with one of the patrons at the party,” his brother, Ryan Jones, said. “He saw (the patron) reach for something and he went to defend himself and got shot.”

Anyone who sees Upshaw or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact the South Fulton Police Department at 470-809-7300 or Fulton County Communications at 404-730-7911.

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