Suspects identified, 1 arrested in deadly carjacking

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East Point Police say a FOX 5 viewer and a metro Atlanta mother helped them identify three people who they say were involved in a deadly carjacking. 

The mother surrendered her teenage son to authorities early Saturday morning in connection with a deadly carjacking. This comes just a day after video of several men described as “persons of interest” was released.

Police say the mother of the 15-year-old also has a second son who was involved in the deadly case. His name is Ronald White and he is 26 years old. Police have an outstanding murder warrant for White's arrest. 

The third murder suspect, 23-year-old Luther Ausbrooks, was identified by a FOX 5 viewer.

East Point Police released video of five men who they described as “persons of interest” Friday and were seen at an Exxon service station on Cleveland Avenue buying gasoline after the deadly carjacking and before the charred Nissan Maxima was found.

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The response from the public was almost immediate. 

Police said three men with guns pulled their weapons on Terrick Mathews and his friend as they sat in the car at the Parkside at Camp Creek Apartments.

Detectives said Mathews and the driver were getting out of the car when Mathews was shot in the neck and died on the scene.

The suspects took the car, but it was found torched and left in another set of apartments not far from the Exxon Gas station.

Matthew's mother said her son was a devoted father to his two children, had just been hired on a new job, and called to wish her a happy birthday just hours before he died.

East Point Police remind everyone that tipsters could receive a Crime Stoppers reward if their information leads to an indictment. 

Matthew's funeral is set for Wednesday at Murray Brother's Funeral Home in Southwest Atlanta.