Wanted man arrested 6 months after fatal shooting at DeKalb condo

Dequan Trimell King

Dequan Trimell King

Nearly six months after a man was found fatally shot at a condominium complex, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said they’ve put the man who killed him behind bars.

Dequan Trimell King was arrested Saturday at a motel on Oakbrook Parkway in Norcross, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said.

King, 25, of Atlanta, had been wanted since at least December in connection with the death of 36-year-old Brandon McCrary, AJC.com previously reported. McCrary was found dead Sept. 22 after a SWAT team forced their way into a condo off Waldrop Road, she said.

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A woman told police 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.

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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.

A DeKalb police spokesman said detectives believed the home was targeted for “specific risky behaviors” related to drug activity.

It is not clear how officials connected King to the shooting. He was charged with felony murder and armed robbery and taken to the DeKalb County jail, where he remains with no bond.

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