Officers found Simmons dead around 9:40 p.m. April 19 after responding to a report of a person shot at the park in the 1600 block of Johnson Road. Deal was then identified as a suspect.
Two days later, officers got word around 3:30 p.m. that Deal was in the area of 548 Northside Drive, home to the convenience store and a gas station. Investigators gained access to the security footage of the location through Connect Atlanta, a network of more than 4,500 surveillance cameras from across the city, which showed the suspect in the parking lot, police said.
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Deal was seen running through the gas station after officers arrived but stopped and put his hands in the air at the entrance of the store as they surrounded him, according to the footage.
Prior to running, police said he dropped a green backpack, which contained a black handgun. Deal was heard questioning where the gun came from in the footage, but an officer was seen pulling out a wallet from the backpack that allegedly contained his ID.
“Oh, Kameron Deal, we’ve been looking for you,” an officer stated while looking at the card.
Deal was booked into the Fulton County jail on charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, according to online records.