Gwinnett police released photos of two “armed and dangerous” suspects Wednesday who were reportedly involved in a home invasion that left a third suspect dead last week.
Police need help identifying the two suspects caught on video in the home they tried to rob in unincorporated Gwinnett County near the DeKalb County border shortly after 4 a.m. this past Friday.
Detectives said a woman staying at the house near Peachtree Industrial Boulevard fatally shot Antonio Leeks, 28, of Atlanta after he kicked in the front door and was followed by two other men.
The woman, a local business owner, reportedly grabbed a handgun when she and a man staying at the house were awoken by the noise at 3575 Spring Drive off Winters Chapel Road.
She struck Leeks in the torso, and at least one of the other men fired back before they took off in a car, police said.
The surviving men are considered a “threat to the community” and anyone who sees them should immediately contact police, Cpl. Deon Washington said Wednesday.
The suspects are black men, about six feet tall with a slim build and facial hair, Washington said.
Washington has said they are believed to be between the ages of 20 and 30.
The man and woman at the house are not expected to be charged.
If anyone has information, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Also, text tips to “Crimes” (274637).
Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment for the incident, case numbers 16086725 and 16086732.