The 21-year-old man accused of opening a fire at three spas in the Atlanta area, killing eight people, is charged with “malicious murder” and aggravated assault, a sheriff said. county Monday.
Militant murder is a crime in the U.S. state of Georgia claiming there is understandable or obvious malice.
Robert Aaron Long was taken to prison after police chased him after Tuesday’s shooting attack. Among the victims were six Asian American women.
“Working with jurisdictions throughout Georgia, Robert Aaron Long was abruptly arrested and is now facing a brutal murder and aggravated assault charges in our sovereignty,” the Cherokee (County) Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The sheriff’s office said their messengers were still investigating the crime and gathering evidence.
“In an effort to save the case for trial, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office will not comment further on this case at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.
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