Steven Louder
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Man charged in shooting, crash that killed 3 people in South Fulton

A man was arrested on murder charges in connection with a shooting and rollover car crash in South Fulton that left three people dead Saturday. 

South Fulton police took Steven Hamilton Louder into custody the day after the incident, spokesman Lt. Derrick Rogers told on Tuesday. 

Officers were sent to the 6600 block of Hidden Brook Trail shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday after receiving a call about a shooting and an overturned vehicle, Rogers said. 

Police found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound. 

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Two more victims were found in the overturned vehicle, Rogers said. Both had been shot. 

All three were taken to a local hospital but died. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victims as Reginald Elston, 30, Abigail Leeper, 23, and Chaz Scott, 27. 

Investigators believe the victims went to a home on Hidden Brook Trail to visit with someone. During that visit, a fight started, “leading to an exchange of gunfire between all parties,” Rogers said. 

Investigators found “several guns and unlawful narcotics” at the home while executing a search warrant, according to police. Louder, who lived at the home, was identified as a suspect.

He was booked Sunday in the Fulton County Jail on multiple charges, including three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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