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Man allegedly involved in two murder cases in the span of months has been arrested in Atlanta

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Source: MEGA; Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 9 2022, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

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A man allegedly involved in two murder cases months apart in Atlanta has been arrested, police said.

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On Feb. 8, D’Quon Hayes, 29, was arrested without incident, according to Atlanta police and reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hayes faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting of 47-year-old William Singfield Jr. on Jan. 22 at a Citgo gas station on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlanta, Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Officers found the victim critically injured from a gunshot wound. Singfield later died at the hospital, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Investigators recovered evidence at the scenes and homicide detectives named Hayes as the suspect, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Hayes was on the run for weeks, but investigators worked with the department’s fugitive unit to locate him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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It is the second homicide case in which Hayes faces charges within the past five months, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Court records obtained showed he was indicted in September on charges of murder and several violent felonies in connection with a Nov. 2020 shooting.

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According to the arrest warrant, Hayes shot 45-year-old Terrence Beavers in the chest and killed him on Nov. 17, 2020, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Fulton County police found Beavers dead inside a Chevy Malibu that crashed into a retaining wall beneath an I-20 overpass, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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A court order shows that Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram put Hayes’ case on a judicial hold on Nov. 3, stalled the prosecution, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Ingram lifted after his second murder arrest in months, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Source: MEGA; Fulton County Sheriff's Office
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