"Wise was possibly the ringleader," Meadows said.
"He would go to the labor pool of criminals," looking for partners to help him with the crime of the day, Turner said.
Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored SUV speed away from the Boyer shooting and other neighborhood shootings.
A surveillance camera at a convenience store captured images of three men putting gas in a Toyota Highlander that met witnesses' accounts. Police said Wise was the man with a "Mohawk haircut." There was a second man wearing a bright pink shirt who also was clearly seen on the video.
On Nov. 26 the Highlander was found in the parking lot at MARTA's Lakewood station; it had been reported stolen from Greenview Avenue.
On Nov. 22, Boyer and his girlfriend were getting out of a car at her apartment around 10 p.m. when three masked men came up.
The woman, Lisa McGraw, told police that after she got out of the car she felt a gun pressed to her head as two or three masked men asked her to give up the apartment keys and walk to her apartment. They walked a bit before McGraw ran to seek help. She later told police that she heard gunshots as she ran.
Police found Boyer dead in front of one of the apartment buildings. His mother, Ann Boyer, declined comment when contacted by the AJC Wednesday.
Later that night, and five miles away, a man reported that three men accosted him moments after he, his wife and their daughter returned from grocery shopping. The woman and girl were already inside the house on Underwood Avenue in Grant Park when three men pulled up in a dark SUV.
The three demanded to be let inside but the man refused. The would-be intruders shot at the man but missed.
There was another incident that night. A man reported he was walking in the 600 block of Home Avenue when three men in a dark SUV pulled up and robbed him.
Several hours later, early Nov. 23, the home invasion and rape on Boulevard were reported.
Wise and the other two are charged with the Nov. 23 home invasion but not the two shootings that came in the hours after the Boyer shooting.