Fulton County GA June 12 2018
A 23-year-old security guard died Monday after being shot in the stomach was working a security detail at a former NFL player’s estate.
Police responding to a disturbance found the man at around 11:15 p.m. Sunday when officers were arrived to the home in the 3600 block of Union Road. The residence belongs to Eddie Drummond, according to Fulton County tax records.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Brandon Jones of Covington.
Family told local reporters the Jones, who had a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, was working a security detail at the home when the gunfire rang out.
“He got into an altercation with one of the patrons at the party,” brother Ryan Jones said. “He saw (the patron) reach for something and he went to defend himself and got shot.”
So far, police have been mum on the shooting.
“No further information in reference to this incident will be released at this time,” South Fulton police Detective Partrena Smith said.
Drummond was a wide receiver who played several seasons for the Detroit Lions, ending his career after the 2007 season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
He is known for hosting lavish celebrity pool parties at the home, described in previous event listings s the NFL Mansion.
Drummond recently promoted his April 28 birthday party at the mansion. Tickets sold for as much as $260.
Neighbors told Channel 2 they’ve been trying to get police to shut the parties down for fear something deadly could happen.