Clayton County 'most wanted' murder suspect caught in hotel

(Clayton County Sheriff)

One of Clayton County's most wanted murder suspects is now behind bars.

Clayton County deputies arrested Victor Langston at a DeKalb County hotel on Memorial Day.

According to investigators, the arrest is in connection with an investigation into a deadly shooting in Forest Park on Aug. 4, 2023. Langston is accused of shooting a victim in the head on Jonesboro Road. 

Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen put Langston as No. 5 on his top 10 most wanted list.

Langston surrendered to deputies after they surrounded his hotel room and deployed gas. Officials say they found a loaded firearm in his room.

"Night, weekends, or holidays will not stop the Clayton County Sheriff's Office," Allen said in a statement. "Turn yourself in, or you will be next."

Langston is now in custody at the Clayton County Jail. Officials have not said what charges he is facing.