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Suspect arrested almost two weeks after victim found fatally shot, police say

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Source: Atlanta shooting victim: Atlanta Police Department; UNSPLASH

Mar. 14 2022, Published 4:55 p.m. ET

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A suspect has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a man found shot to death at the end of February in Atlanta, authorities said.

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Around 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 26, joggers discovered the body of 60-year-old Thomas Arnold near the Atlanta BeltLine — a 22-mile stretch of trails, parks and green spaces — WAGA-TV reported.

Investigators identified Brandon Williams, 28, as the suspected gunman in the case and took him into custody on March 12 at a hotel near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to police.

Williams was charged with multiple crimes, including felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Two other men wanted in connection to the case are still on the run, law enforcement officials added.


Williams' arrest came after investigators obtained surveillance video that showed three men entering multiple vehicles and rummaging through them, police said, WAGA-TV previously reported.

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Video allegedly shows the trio then proceeded to the Atlanta BeltLine, the area where Arnold was found shot to death.

“We do feel we have three photographs that can aid us and move this investigation forward,” Atlanta Police Homicide Commander Ralph Woolfolk said.

Detectives did not release a possible motive for Arnold’s murder.

atlanta shooting victim
Source: Atlanta shooting victim: Atlanta Police Department; UNSPLASH

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