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A&E’s ‘The First 48: Homicide Squad Atlanta’ features local murder case

It debuts January 10, 2019

Originally posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

A&E has shot a new series in Atlanta called “The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta” coming out January 10, 2019.

It will follow a group of Atlanta Police Department detectives to solve one particular case: the murder of a young woman Bridget Shiel found naked and shot to death in a Oakland City Park in southwest Atlanta in 2016. 

The 19-year-old was riddled with multiple gunshot wounds to her back, buttocks and legs. According to AJC coverage, it took two years for the police to find a suspect, known gang member Christopher Spencer.

Detectives said they found traces of Spencer’s DNA on a nearby Sprite bottle as well as on the victim. It was enough evidence for police to make an arrest. Motive is still unknown. 

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Spencer was already in prison for the double murder of a DeKalb County couple. He was later charged in connection with the murder of two children in Clayton County.

The series will also cover other close-ended cases. 

David Quinn and Andre Lowe on "The First 48 Presents Atlanta Homicide Squad" debuting on A&E January 10, 2019.
Andrew Lowe, a homicide detective on the case on A&E's "The First 48 Presents: Atlanta Homicide Squad."

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