Police arrest man wanted in double murder
From staff, AP reports
A man arrested in the murder of a pregnant woman and a man in Georgia remained in the Morgan County Jail on Saturday, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
U.S. marshals and Decatur police booked Abraham Alonso Alcaraz-Vasquez, 22, into the jail Friday about 7 p.m., according to the department.
Police in Clayton County, Ga., wanted Alcaraz-Vasquez in the fatal shooting of the victims in their car Dec. 1.
Pregnant woman dies
Police said Alcaraz-Vasquez shot Jitaan Leigh Ann Hornsby, 19, in the head after forcing her car to stop around 2 a.m.
Seventeen weeks pregnant, Hornsby died that afternoon.
The front-seat passenger, Adam Rodriguez, 24, also was shot and died at the scene.
A third victim, Tiffany Smith, 19, Hornsby’s roommate and a dancer at a strip club with her, suffered a shot in the hand.
She ran from the car and called police, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The victims were leaving the club, where Alcaraz-Vasquez had been celebrating his birthday.
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