A 45-year-old man was shot to death at a Dunwoody apartment complex on the morning of April 8, according to police, who say they are still investigating. The suspect in the shooting later died after fleeing police in a vehicle and crashing the car, according to police. That fatality is also under investigation.
Dunwoody Police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Parsons said that police received multiple 911 calls around 5:20 a.m. “regarding a person screaming, then multiple gunshots” at the Arrive Perimeter apartments. On arrival, police found James Curtis Jones, a resident of the apartments, suffering a gunshot wound, in the complex’s parking deck.
“Officers attempted lifesaving efforts, but the man was pronounced deceased moments later,” Parsons said.
Arrive Perimeter is at 2000 Asbury Square, which is a complex driveway off Perimeter Center North.
The suspect in the fatal shooting was identified as a 42-year-old Roy McLendon-Thompson from Ellenwood, Ga. When Dunwoody and DeKalb County law enforcement went to Ellenwood to try to find him, the suspect fled in a vehicle and led police on a chase into Clayton County where the suspect crashed and died from his injuries, Parsons said.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the Clayton County crash.
McLendon-Thompson has been a political science teacher at DeKalb County’s McNair High School since 2016, according to the school district. Police said the motive appeared to be a domestic dispute
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Caleb Gilbert at 678-382-6997 or email at Caleb.Gilbert@dunwoodyga.gov.
This story has been updated.
–John Ruch and Dyana Bagby