Details in Snellville murder case emerge



SNELLVILLE — At least three people witnessed the murder of a Snellville man during an apparent home invasion Monday afternoon, the victim’s wife told police.

According to a police report obtained Wednesday, initial officers responding to the scene on Anderson-Livesy Lane found 47-year-old Marvin Tyus “bleeding on the kitchen floor” with his wife holding his wound.

The wife, Megan Tyus, told officers that two black men had come into her home and “pointed a gun at her friend Lindsey” before going down the hallway and shooting her husband one time in the neck.

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They then fled out the same storm door they had entered from, Tyus told police.

Police secured a shotgun that was lying next to the couple. The report did not detail whether or not it was believed to be the murder weapon.

As her husband was transported to Eastside Medical Center, Megan Tyus reportedly told police that her friend Lindsey left the home with her son shortly after the suspects fled.

Though the report officially lists charges of armed robbery, no mention of any items that may have been taken was included.

Vague descriptions of the suspects released Monday detailed one “shorter” black man in his early 20s with a short, clean haircut and another, “taller” black man in his early 30s with dreadlocks.

Both were wearing black T-shirts at the time of the crime and are believed to have left in a red passenger car, possibly driven by a third black man, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

No new details about potential suspects have been released. Anyone with information is asked to call Gwinnett police at 770-513-5300.