My baby brother DJ “Don” was shot and killed on October 3rd 2016. His death was originally called in as a suicide by the monster that pulled the trigger.
Since day one the detectives bungled the investigation and even with hard evidence and many witnesses, a failed polygraph test, the person of interest changing his story of what happened that day many times, 911 telling person of interest that called in the suicide to move the gun, the fact that DJ was texting several people the time he was shot begging to get out of the home as he stated “he was going to end up dead there and that it would save his life”, the fact DJ was right handed but was shot in the left cheek, no forensics testing done what so ever and much, much more evidence pointing to the contrary, it has been ruled a suicide.
This has gone no further then where it stands today. We are asking for support to help with the awareness and to help spread his story so justice can be brought to DJ, his 3 babies, as well as family and friends. The day DJ was shot he was sent to GBI crime lab for a “limited” autopsy with the information given to them that this was a self inflicted suicide by shotgun because they had a witness that saw it “Person of interest”. That was the only information sent to the crime lab with my brother.
Once he arrived, the medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide based on that information. No gun residue test was ever done on DJ, they weren’t aware DJ was right handed but was shot in the left check at a front to back, left to right and downward angle with a shotgun. Were not aware there were more then the one witness, or any of the facts surrounding the shooting the day it occurred and didn’t care nor ask.
Weeks/months into the investigation, it would be changed from a suicide investigation to possible homicide investigation by the lead detective at Walker county due to all the evidence and truth that was coming out. The Walker county sheriffs departments detectives nor coroner were ever in contact with the medical examiner to let her be aware of the changes or updates in the case which lead to cause and manner of death being “written in stone” as suicide by self inflicted gunshot wound to the face, which was done on Oct. 5, 2016, the day after DJ was shot/day of autopsy.
Once the investigation was handed over to the District attorney, he concluded this as a suicide based on the autopsy findings and considered the case closed. All we have asked from the beginning was for them to present this case in front of a grand jury to let them decide if an arrest or indictment should/could be made. As we know there is significant evidence. We have been ignored, lied to and repeatedly blew off. I have done whatever I can think of to come up with funds to hire my own Private investigator “Eric Echols” to review this case, do his own interviews as well as present all the evidence to the medical examiner which was never aware of all the evidence and consider re-looking at the case and over turning her original ruling. She however will not budge and herself as well as the GBI states they are confident in their original ruling.
God knows what we have been through since October 2016 and everything we have done to try and fight for DJ’s justice and some form of closure. We appreciate all the help and support given to us in order to get justice for DJ and some closure to us as well as getting a murderer off the streets. We do not want this to happen to another innocent person or for another family to suffer as we are still doing by the hands of this person. I will fight til my last breath to stand up for this and be a voice for the voiceless as right is right and wrong is wrong.
I have information from 2 weeks prior to his murder up until now. We have a wonderful support team as well as professionals helping us in this fight who are confident in this case. But we can always use more. DJ’s story is gaining a lot of media attention everyday as anyone can see there is a huge injustice being done here. Please help us in getting this taken in front of a grand jury to get an indictment and whatever else needs to be done for justice. Anyone who has read this case can see clearly what it was and can say with 100% certainty that this was not a suicide but in fact a homicide. I am sick and tired of the corruption and cover ups that are going on in this county and it is time someone finally stands up to them and let’s them see that they work for the people.
To this day, we have yet to get a return phone call from Walker county sheriff Steve Wilson or Walker county coroner Dewayne Wilson with any questions or concerns that we have had throughout this time. Please share my brothers story and help us in his fight for justice and support is always appreciated. And thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the thoughts, prayers and support.