Police have arrested a man for Thursday's double murder in Roswell.
Stephen Oliver Heller, 31, is currently at the Roswell City Jail awaiting transfer to the Fulton County Jail.
Authorities found Nicholas Abry and Spencer Long, both 20 years old, shot to death in a SUV in front of Long's home at 125 Lynwood Drive around 3 p.m. Thursday. Abry lived at the Lynwood home. Long was visiting from Atlanta, police said.
Witnesses told police they heard about five gunshots and saw a newer model Audi sedan with a white, drive-out tag leaving the scene.
Shortly after the 911 call, police dispatchers began receiving calls about a reckless driver on Georgia 120 near Coleman Road. Officers discovered the reckless driver was in a car similar to the one witnesses described leaving the Lynwood Drive shooting scene.
The Audi was located in the Kroger shopping center parking lot on GA 120 in Roswell. Police arrested the driver, Heller, on a suspended license charge.
Authorities later added the murder charge after detectives located the murder weapon in some woods near the Kroger, police said. Officers said Heller also tried to get rid of the paper tag.
Authorities believe Heller acted alone in the murders. Officer Zachary Frommer said the suspect and the victims were acquaintances.
"They had a dispute over money," said Frommer. "It's pretty clear that there's some kind of drug involvement. We're not sure exactly what that is. That's going to come up in the investigation, but there was some sort of dispute over money, possibly drugs."
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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