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Cherokee County, Georgia, Sheriff Frank Reynolds speaks on March 17. WGCL

Officers right this moment gave a chronological order of occasions that unfolded on Tuesday night time within the Atlanta space, the place eight individuals – together with six Asian girls – had been shot useless at three metro Atlanta spas. One suspect is in custody, authorities stated.

Cherokee County, Georgia, Sheriff Frank Reynolds says his division obtained a name a couple of taking pictures at about 4:55 p.m. ET.

“Our deputies responded and located a number of gunshot victims. We had been in a position to rapidly establish a possible topic from video footage,” he stated.

At 5:47 p.m. ET,  police responded to a theft name at 1916 Piedmont Highway, the place they discovered three girls shot. Whereas investigating that incident, they acquired one other name about an incident at 1907 Piedmont Highway, the place they discovered one other girls shot, one other regulation enforcement official stated.

“Each places had been therapeutic massage parlors. At the moment, we acknowledged that we had had data beforehand put out by Cherokee County that they’d an analogous incident of their jurisdiction,” he stated.

When police put the details about the suspect on social media, the suspect’s members of the family obtained in contact.

“Shortly thereafter, we had been contacted by members of a household, indicating that which may be their son. So we met with them. I used to be there talking with the household. They’re very distraught and they had been very useful on this apprehension,” he added.

Legislation enforcement was then in a position to monitor the suspect’s cellphone, anticipating his actions. Crisp County police intercepted him in coordination with state patrol.

“They initiated a visitors cease after which instantly pitted the car. After the car was pitted, the suspect was taken into custody with out additional incident and transported to the Crisp County jail,” a state patrol official stated. 

The suspect was interviewed by the Cherokee County police, Atlanta police and the FBI on Tuesday night time and stays at Cherokee County grownup detention middle, Reynolds reported.

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