Victim identified in DeKalb County shooting


The family of 27-year-old Thomas Grier. the man shot and killed early Wednesday morning in DeKalb County, makes a call for justice as police ask the public for leads in the case.

"We want justice. We want to know what happened to him," said sister Akeira Holt.

Police said after 12:30 a.m., a neighbor heard multiple gunshots and screams, followed by more gunshots near the intersection of Horseshoe Drive and Cottonwood Trail. The neighbor went to investigate and found a man who had been shot multiple times, according to investigators.

Family members said his wallet, cell phone and cash were not found on him, and they only became aware of his possible death hours after he was discovered missing by loved ones. 

Friends and loved ones called Grier a well-known member of the South DeKalb community, having attended McNair High School and played on the football and wrestling teams.

Grier also leaves behind two small children.  

"Why? Why would anybody want to do this to him?" said Angel Sheppard, Grier's cousin.

Anyone with information on possible suspects is asked to contact DeKalb Police or Crime Stoppers.

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