The Crisp County sheriff said it took a collaborative effort to capture and arrest the Atlanta-area spa shootings suspect Robert Long.
The murder case against a white man charged with shooting and killing six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses this week could become the first big test for Georgia’s new hate crimes law.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday released the names of four additional people who were killed this week when a gunman entered three Atlanta-area spas and opened fire, killing eight people.
A veteran law officer is raising concerns about the way Cherokee County authorities have described their investigation into the deadly spa shooting spree in metro Atlanta on Tuesday.
During a press conference Thursday, Atlanta police released new details regarding their investigation into the deadly spa shootings, and said they were still working to notify families of the victims.
Former classmates from Sequoyah High School say they were shocked when they heard he confessed to the murders.
Authorities in Cherokee County said 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, suspected of killing eight and injuring one, confessed to all three shootings, one in Cherokee County and two in Atlanta.
The man who law enforcement agencies said is responsible for the deaths of eight people at a massage parlor and two spas in metro Atlanta on Tuesday has been arrested, deputies confirmed.
Deputies said they have taken the man investigators said opened fire inside a Cherokee County business off of Georgia Highway 92, killing four and injuring one other into custody in Crisp County. Investigators have since linked this shooting to two deadly spa shootings in Atlanta.
Police in Atlanta said four people are dead at two separate spas along Piedmont Road NE on Tuesday evening. Investigators have since linked the two incidents to a deadly shooting at a massage parlor in Cherokee County and confirmed the shooter was arrested in Crisp County.