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I'm not going to say anything here about what I am thinking. What I think doesn't matter. I'll just let the law enforcement officers do their job, and I believe they are on this one, determined to find the answers to the questions.
Condolences to all who love the people involved. Prayers are lifted for the Yancey children, Derrick and Linda's families, for the family of the man yet to be identified, and for truth and justice.
Update: Linda Yancey also worked for Dekalb - as a jail and juvenile officer and there were prior domestic violence and/or disturbance calls to the Yancey home.
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DeKalb deputy says he shot man who killed his wife
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By DAVID MARKIEWICZ, APRIL HUNT
Published on: 06/09/08
An off-duty DeKalb County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man in his Stone Mountain home Monday after the deputy said the man shot and killed his wife, police said. The deputy was not immediately identified, but late Monday night police confirmed the identity of the deputy's wife, Linda Yancey, 44. DeKalb police spokesman Marcus Hodge would not confirm the name of her husband, but DeKalb County Tax Assessor records list Derrick A. Yancey and Linda A. Yancey as co-owners of the home where the shooting occurred... Mekka Parish, public information officer for the DeKalb police department, said the deputy [Derrick Yancey] told investigators that the man shot and killed his wife, forcing him to kill the man. "At this point, it is unclear if the man (the deputy) or the woman knew this unknown man," Parish said. "We are trying to ascertain two questions. Why was this man inside the home, and what are the details of what transpired?"... [Full article here]
June 9, 2008
..."Once our officers arrived, they did find two people deceased inside, a male and a female," said DeKalb County police spokesperson Mekka Parrish. "According to the homeowner [Derrick Yancey], an unknown man shot and killed his wife and he was then forced to shoot that unknown man inside his home." Family members could be seen trying to console each other and had very little to say. "We have no comments, none at all. We don't know what's going on at all," said one woman on the scene. Both DeKalb County police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were on the scene... [Full article here]
Shooting At Deputy's Home Leaves 2 Dead
Reported By: Duffie Dixon
Posted By: Michael King
June 10, 2008
...Neighbors said the intruder was a day laborer. They said the deputy [Derrick Yancey] hired him to do some landscaping. There was no word on why the laborer would have been inside the home. Investigators towed the deputy's truck for possible evidence. They said that they are looking at a number of things, including prior domestic calls made from the deputy's home. [Full article here]
Deputy's Slain Wife Identified
June 10, 2008
... "It's hard for anyone to take the life of anyone, but I guess he [Deputy Derrick Yancey] had to protect his home," said neighbor Lorraine Hunt. Parish said investigators are trying to determine whether the Yanceys knew the man. "Our prayers go out to him and his family and everybody else that's involved, and we as a community will hopefully get together and support them and give them any kind of help and support they would need," said neighbor Maurice Coley. [Full article here]