Home invasion intruders include victim’s brother

A Fairburn woman who was pistol-whipped in a Tuesday morning home invasion has been robbed again, according to police.

The woman’s brother is suspected in the first attack.

The first incident happened Tuesday at 2 a.m. when Tiajuanna Harris heard noises at the back door of her home on Shadow Creek Court and called 911, said Fairburn Police Detective Charles Israel.

Anywhere from three to five men burst into the home, including 28-year-old Quincy Shoulders, the victim’s brother, Israel said. Police believe the men intended to rob Harris’ boyfriend, Hassan Pope, but Pope was not home at the time of the attack.

Some of the men rounded up Harris’ four children, all under the age of 10, while at least two men entered her bedroom and demanded money. Harris was pistol-whipped and shots were fired, Israel said.

None of the children was injured.

When police arrived, they found 25-year-old Quentin Bigby in Harris’ yard with a gunshot wound to the torso. Police believe Shoulders shot him, but have not released the motive, Israel said.

Harris’ home was robbed again Tuesday night, but the family was not at home. Thieves stole electronics and jewelry, Israel said.

Harris did not see her brother during the first incident, and Israel declined to specify how police knew Shoulders was among the intruders.

Harris was not surprised when she learned her brother was likely involved. He had been a prime suspect in a previous burglary, but police were unable to build enough evidence to charge him, Israel said.

Police are looking for Shoulders and three others, including a DeKalb County man only identified by the nickname “Tay.”

Harris was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and released the same day, while Bigby is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center. No charges have yet been filed against Bigby, but are likely, Israel said.

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