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4th person's death linked to suspected serial killer

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    CBS46 has learned more about a man accused of shooting and killing two homeless men and a hairstylist. Aeman Presley is being held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.
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    CBS46 has learned more about a man accused of shooting and killing two homeless men and a hairstylist. Aeman Presley is being held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.
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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Atlanta police, along with Decatur police and other agencies, held a news conference Tuesday to discuss a suspected serial killer.

Aeman Presley was arrested in connection with the deaths of Dorian Jenkins, Tommy Mims and Karen Pearce.

DeKalb County police said ballistics linked another man's death to the other three.

Patricia Ann Green and Cedric Gholston's brother, Calvin Gholston, was killed on September 27. He was asleep when police said Presley shot him three times.

Police said Gholston was Presley's first victim. 

They said Presley targeted homeless men and then the killing escalated with Pearce's death.

"Then after the second murder came up with the second homeless person we knew we had a serious problem," said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.

MARTA police captured Presley after he was caught jumping a turn style at a train station.

Officers found a gun and ammunition on him which matched what they saw on the news. That's when police said Presley started giving information that helped police fill in the gaps with these cases.

APD called DeKalb County police to tell them the case may be connected to one of theirs.

Police said Presley confessed to killing Pearce.

Standing beside several different law enforcement agencies, Turner said it was this joint effort that helped solve the case.

"We're glad the investigation concluded with an arrest of this individual. We're confident that the individual responsible for these murders is arrested at this time," said Turner.

For both families and police, there's still work to do. Police said it will take GBI forensic scientists several months to get concrete evidence to get a conviction.

Presley is also wanted in California on drug charges.

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