Soloman Bolden
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department

Suspect arrested, slain contractor ID’d in double shooting at DeKalb motel

DeKalb police have made an arrest in the case of two contractors who were gunned down at a motel Thursday morning, leaving one dead and the other in critical condition.

Soloman Bolden, 32, is charged with murder in connection with the death of 27-year-old Dominic Turnese, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said Friday. He also faces an aggravated assault charge.

Turnese and a colleague were working about 9:30 a.m. when shots rang out at the Oyo Hotel on Wesley Club Drive, which is just south of I-20.

DeKalb police investigate a double shooting at the Oyo Hotel on Wesley Club Drive that left one worker dead and another in critical condition.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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“We don’t know why they were targeted right now,” DeKalb police Sgt. J.D. Spencer said at the scene. “Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and speaking to witnesses.”


The second man, who was not identified, remains in critical condition, Vincent said.

Police are still working to determine what led to the fatal shooting, and authorities have have not released the  footage of the incident. 

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