Mugshot of Francisco Madera
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Man suspected of fatal trailer park shooting booked in Cobb

An Atlanta man is in the Cobb County jail after police say he fled to Arkansas from a Mableton trailer park where he allegedly shot and killed a man.

Francisco Madera, 31, is accused of killing 27-year-old Juan Carlos Zambrano-Canales on Oct. 14. 

Madera, who lives in southwest Atlanta, was booked into jail about 12:30 p.m on Sunday, jail records show. He is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.

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The shooting was reported at a trailer at 42 Winnstead Drive, across the Chattahoochee River from Fulton County’s Charlie Brown Field.

According to a warrant, Madera fired four rounds, two of which hit the victim.

Sgt. Dana Pierce, a spokesman with Cobb County police, previously said the two men had been arguing before the shooting. 

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When asked how the men were connected, Pierce said “the link between” them was a woman, all three of whom were guests in the trailer.

Police haven’t released a possible motive.

The spokesman said Madera drove away from the scene. He was later arrested at a hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Madera is being held without bond.

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