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Warrants: DeKalb man shot dead for his PlayStation 4, cash and gun

Warrants released Tuesday reveal the alleged motive for the death of a man found shot at a DeKalb County apartment: the suspects wanted his PlayStation 4 video game console, money and a gun.

Police had previously declined to detail the motive after finding Willie James Hammond, 42, at 1201 Fairington Village Drive outside Lithonia on Feb. 13. After neighbors called 911, he was found shot in the head, according to the warrants.


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The revelations come a day after a third suspect in the killing, Taveyon McNeil, 19, arrived at the county jail. He had been arrested in Arizona after a tipster heard DeKalb police were looking for him.  

His fellow suspects, Javien Evans, 17, and Tamorris D’Tron Tyler, 26, had already been arrested, records show. Evans remains in the DeKalb jail. Tyler, who’d been on parole from state prison in a drug case, is in the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections.

All three suspects are charged with murder, records show.


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DeKalb County firefighters said they got to the scene around 8:45 a.m. Monday.

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