DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and an Atlanta police officer under arrest.
DeKalb Police said just after midnight officers responded to a "person shot" call at a home in the 4700 block of Eberline Court. Police found Langston Colzie, 20, dead at the scene. A second victim, 23-year-old Marvin Lewis, was found suffering from gunshot wounds. Lewis was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Family members of the victims said they were inside the home playing video games when the shooting began.
Investigators said a silver Jeep Cherokee was spotted in front of the home and someone inside started shooting in the direction of the house. That's when, police said, 21-year-old Christian Davis returned fire.
According to police, Davis shot his acquaintances, Colzie and Lewis, when he was firing back. Davis has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. He was taken to the DeKalb County jail.
No word as to whether anyone inside the Jeep was struck. The getaway vehicle hasn't been located at this time, and police don't have a good description of the occupants inside.
DeKalb police arrested an off-duty Atlanta Police officer, identified as 47-year-old Gregory Morris Sr., at the scene. They said he became belligerent while checking to see if his son was involved. Morris allegedly punched a DeKalb officer in the face and pushed that officer in the chest. He was tasered, handcuffed and taken off to jail, according to investigators. That officer is now facing battery on a law enforcement officer and obstructions charges.
Morris' son, Gregory Morris Junior, was on the scene but he wasn't injured in the shooting.
Neighbors told FOX 5 that they question the police account. They claim the Atlanta officer, who lives in the community, is a veteran on the force and identified himself to DeKalb police. Those witnesses also accuse DeKalb officers of being the aggressors.