EXCLUSIVE: Suspect identified in party mansion murder

Posted at 9:21 AM, Sep 11, 2018
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    SOUTH FULTON, Ga (WGCL) — A suspect has been identified, and police are closing in on an arrest, in a previously unsolved murder at the home of a pro football player, the CBS46 Bulldog learned.

In addition, CBS46 was first to report last Friday, the family of the victim is filing a lawsuit in the case.

The cold blooded murder–and the hunt for a killer–has consumed a small town police department for months.

Made more salacious, by the fact it happened at the home of a former pro football player, repeatedly the site of neighbor complaints and 911 calls.

The CBS46 Bulldog has also obtained never before heard 911 calls from the night of the crime, and uncovered previous trouble at the home.

“Send the f—-ing ambulance man!”, says a frantic 911 caller on the night of the murder.

“Sir, they’re in route to you,” a 911 operator replies.

“Where exactly is the guy who shot him? Hello?”, asks 911.

The calls—frantic and tense. A 23-year-old man, lay dying on the property at 3610 Union Street.

“He doesn’t look like he’s awake,” the caller says.

“Is he breathing?”, asks 911.

By the end of the night, Brandon Jones, a Covington man working at the Atlanta home as a security guard would be dead.

“Brandon died for nothing,” says Ryan Jones, his brother.

“He had told me he was working a party.”

The mansion is the home of former pro football player Eddie Drummond. And on the night of June 10th, the party would turn deadly.

Drummond himself, made another 911 call.

“My name is Edward Drummond,” he says.

“Who shot the security officer?”, 911 asks.

That’s what the newly formed South Fulton Police Department has been trying to figure out for months.

“Hopefully an arrest will be imminent soon,” the new police chief told us in an interview, adding, police know who they are looking for.

Shortly after the murder, the Bulldog team starting getting tips about this house and its history. So we started digging.

We identified 17 911 calls to the residence in the year prior to the murder.

Most, complaints from neighbors. And a frustration police hadn’t cracked down on the party mansion.

As a result of our questions, the new police chief pledges it will be a priority.

“What we can do, is when those parties start to breach the peace of our communities, we certainly can come in and look at some of the ordinance violations, even state law violations.”

But even more disturbing, we found 911 calls were made after the night of the murder.

More noise complaints at the home, just a week or so after the unexplained tragedy.

Eddie Drummond didn’t respond when we attempted to contact him for comment.

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