A suspect in the home invasion and murder of a man in Decatur, Georgia near Atlanta left damning evidence at the scene of the crime. Police arrested Desuan Subar in September after a long SWAT standoff in connection to a robbery and murder that occurred in January 2016. Subar is one of two gunman accused of breaking into an apartment and killing Justin Alexander Bryant, 21. Bryant was asleep on a couch when the men barged in and forced him and his two roommates into a closet while they ransacked the house.
During the robbery, Bryant became upset and told his roommates that he was not going to let this happen and left the closet to confront the thieves. That is when they shot Bryant in the chest, killing the victim. After the police came and left, one of the roommates started to clean up and determined that not a lot had been stolen, mainly a few cellphones. On a closer inspection, she found a cellphone that did not belong to the apartment’s residents. It was left by the thieves. Police later found numerous selfies of Desuan Subar on the phone, which tied him to the crime. Subar was also wanted for other robberies that had taken place.
This information was revealed this week at a probable cause hearing for Subar by detectives on the case. Investigator Keith McQuilkin said the photos were confirmed to be of Desuan Subar. Magistrate Judge Lindsay Jones found probable cause for the state to proceed with its case against Subar in superior court. There is no indication as to why Subar and his associate chose to rob the apartment. Police have stated there were no drugs found in the apartment and another suspect is still at large. Defense attorney Mike Maloof, Sr., who’s been retained for Subar, declined to comment after the hearing.