Canton police charged two more people, including the brother of one of the victims, with felony murder in connection with a deadly shooting last month, police said.
Also, authorities are investigating if this shooting is linked to an incident Tuesday that led to three arrests.
Brody Austin Samples, 23, of Ball Ground, and Temarlos Marquarous Turner, 22, of Canton, are charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, police spokesman Pacer Cordry said Thursday in a news release. Both suspects are in custody.
Brody Samples previously was arrested on a bond violation charge as police investigated the June 25 shooting.
The two people killed were William Kendrick Randall, 23, of Canton, and Tony Samples, 26, of Ball Ground, police said. Tony Samples was Brody Samples’ brother, according to police.
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Police previously charged Jeremy Ulysses Zellous, 29, of Marietta, with felony murder, aggravated assault, making false statements and tampering with evidence in the incident.
“Additional arrests are pending in this case,” police said.
About 11:20 p.m., officers responded after a report of multiple gunshots, Cordry said at the time.
Police found one person dead in an area near Crisler Street and another person at a house off Jefferson Circle with injuries that were not life-threatening. The third victim was found in a vehicle near the area and died en route to a local hospital, Cordry said.
Police still aren’t sure if the incident was related to gangs or drugs, according to the release. More than 70 gunshots were fired.
“We know this was not a random shooting because the individuals involved knew each other,” police said.
On Tuesday, shots were reported about 9:43 p.m. near Crisler Street and Jefferson Circle, police said.
Byron Elrod, Darron Brown and Brian Miller, all felons, were later found in possession of a stolen handgun and arrested during a traffic stop near Bells Ferry and Sixes roads, Cordry said.
“Officers will continue to extra patrol and maintain a committed presence in the area of Crisler Street,” Cordry said, “in an effort to ensure the safety and security of the neighborhood’s residents and those who attend the three churches in the community.”
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