A 25-year-old man already on parole was arrested Wednesday for allegedly killing two cousins while they were reportedly hanging out and playing video games inside a DeKalb County home last week.
Police have been searching for Mr. Lamaris Antonio Grier since the double shooting Friday night that left Mr. Jerry Grier, 23, and Mr. Jamanius Mills, 25, dead, according to DeKalb County police. The men were shot in the head, officials said.
It was family members who found the two victims after returning to the home on Bobolink Drive Friday night, police spokesman Capt. Stephen Fore said.
"It's like a nightmare," Ms. Patricia Wheeler told Channel 2 Action News. "They (were) not bothering anyone. They (were) in their home and they (were) gunned down like animals. For what reason? We don't know."
Investigators spoke to family members and acquaintances and gathered enough evidence to identify Mr. Grier as a suspect on Monday, Capt. Fore said.
U.S. Marshals assisted police from DeKalb and Clayton counties with the suspect’s arrest at a hotel in College Park, officials said.
Mr. Lamaris Grier, who was an acquaintance of the victims, has spent two and a half years in state prison following a conviction for aggravated assault and robbery in DeKalb County, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
He was released from prison in September 2012 and has been on parole since, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Mr. Grier, who was also charged with a parole violation, remained in the DeKalb County jail Thursday without bond, according to jail records.
One of the victims, Mr. Jerry Grier (who is not related to the suspect), was the father of a 9-month-old son, the media reported.
"It wasn't just one family that he destroyed, it's two," Mr. Mills' father, Mr. Tony Stone, told the news station.
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