UPDATE (CBS46) — Atlanta Police have arrested a man for the murder of a man and woman in their downtown Atlanta apartment on Jackson Street on Nov. 22.
He has been identified as 21-year-old Stefhon Hamilton. He was taken into custody earlier today on Northside Circle in northwest Atlanta.
After the release of surveillance video in early December police said they received many tips from the public but that it was the investigative work and evidence that led them to Hamilton.
Police would not specify yet if Hamilton was taken into custody without incident.
“He was inside an apartment with two other adult individuals at the time in which he was taken in to custody,” said Lt. Ralph Woolfolk, Atlanta Police Homicide Commander.
The other two individuals police said were not arrested.
They also said they were able to collect more evidence at the apartment where he was found linking him to the murder.
“This is a testament to good old fashioned police work these investigators worked around the clock as it pertained to this investigation,” said Lt. Woolfolk.
It still isn’t clear what the exact relationship between the suspect and victims is. The safe Hamilton took is yet to be recovered, and as the investigation is still open, police have not ruled out further arrests.
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UPDATE (CBS46) — Atlanta Police Department on Monday released surveillance footage of a man suspected of stabbing a man and woman to death in their downtown Atlanta apartment on Nov. 22.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com.
Police say you do not have to give your name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.
UPDATE (CBS46) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found stabbed to death in their luxury apartment near downtown Atlanta on Nov. 22.
On Monday at around 9:26 p.m., police responded to reports of a person stabbed at the Camden Vantage Apartment Homes located at 180 Jackson Street in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man dead with what appeared to be stab wounds.
Atlanta Police homicide investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation.
A preliminary investigation suggests the two lived together. Another man was allowed into the apartment where he stayed for a substantial amount of time before leaving, police said. Later, after the man left, the pair were found dead.
At this time, this appears to be an isolated incident.
Investigators are gathering information and working to determine the details surrounding the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or e-mail the anonymous information using the online form at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.
The murders come a little more than a month after an incident in the same apartment complex during which a man was shot three times in the back.
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ATLANTA (CBS46) — Atlanta Police are investigating a double fatality near Jackson Street NE and Irwin Street NE.
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UPDATE: Man arrested for double murder in downtown Atlanta apartment