*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*
Atlanta authorities have captured a man they believe to be the suspect behind the killing of three homeless people this month.
According to CBS 46 and Sheryl McCollum with the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, David Lee, 29, has been taken into custody in Gwinnett County.
The first killing shooting happened on June 1 close to an overpass by Baker-Highland Connector and Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta, at around 1:40 p.m. Lee allegedly shot and killed 45-year-old Timothy Terrill Smith, who occasionally sleeps in the area.
The second shooting happened on June 11 or June 12 at around 9:40 p.m. an overpass near I-20 and Windsor Street, where 56-year-old Curtis Cockrell was shot and killed.
On June 15, close to the intersection of Pryor Road and Rawson Streets in Atlanta, Lee shot and killed Maxine McDonald while she was inside a tent, according to Atlanta police. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
According to police, most of the victims were shot multiple times. AJC reports that Isidro Rivera, who was with a crew working across the street, said he heard five to 10 gunshots coming from the area of the woman’s tent.
“It was a close range,” Rivera said. “Real close.”
Although the suspect is now in custody, police indicated that the investigation is ongoing.
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[Feature Photo via Atlanta PD]