Georgia police sergeant identified as suspect in apparent DeKalb murder-suicide – WSB-TV Channel 2

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. — DeKalb County police have released the identities of two men involved in a murder-suicide.

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The victim was identified as Christian Chestnut, 37, and the suspect as Michael Durieux, 38. DKPD said Durieux was a reserve sergeant with the Fort Valley Police Department.

On Friday, shortly before 7:30 p.m., officers were called to Rainbow Drive for a report of a person shot.

When they arrived, they found Chestnut suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses told police a second man, later identified as Durieux, had been involved and left in a black sedan.

Channel 2 Action News learned the sedan was later involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road.

After the accident, that’s when officers found Durieux dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


DeKalb officials said Chestnut was Durieux’s target.

DKPD said Channel 2 Action News On Saturday, there was an argument between the two men, which turned into a shooting.

According to DeKalb County officials, Durieux was off-duty at the time of the incident and was driving his personal vehicle.

Channel 2 Action News contacted the Fort Valley Police Department for more information regarding Durieux.

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