2 gunmen at funeral killed each other, police say

| June 8, 2012

No arrests were made after the shootings that followed a DeKalb County funeral because investigators say the two gunmen shot and killed each other.

While it's not clear what led to a fight that ended in deadly gunfire Thursday at Victory for the World Church near Stone Mountain, an increased police presence is expected when funerals are held for the latest two killed, the county's public safety director said Friday.

Investigators believe that as a funeral ended around 2:30 p.m. Thursday for 19-year-old homicide victim Ryan Devon Guider, words were exchanged, and a fight started.

One of Guider's friends, 19-year-old Carlos Henderson Jr., was ambushed, William Miller, DeKalb public safety director, told reporters Friday.

"The group assaulted him. He managed to get to his car after escaping them," Miller said. "He got a gun. He fired. Don’t know if we was trying to fire in self defense. And then someone else got a gun, shot and killed him."

The other person with a gun, identified by police as 28-year-old Delmetrius Heard, also died, Miller said. Investigators said they believe Henderson, who would have turned 20 later this month, and Heard killed each other.

"Both died as the result of gunshot wounds," Miller said.



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