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Atlanta Man Among Two Shot Dead Outside Roswell Home

Marietta man arrested and charged with two counts of homicide in connection with the killings.

The Roswell Police Department has identified the two men who were shot and killed outside a home at 125 Lynwood Drive Thursday afternoon. Credit: Patch file
The Roswell Police Department has identified the two men who were shot and killed outside a home at 125 Lynwood Drive Thursday afternoon. Credit: Patch file
By Kristal Dixon

Update:

The Roswell Police Department announced early Friday morning an arrest in the murder of two men at 125 Lynwood Drive in Roswell.

Stephen Oliver Heller, 31 years old, of Marietta was arrested and charged with two counts of homicide in connection with the killings.

Soon after the initial call, Roswell 911 received calls about a reckless driver on GA 120 (Marietta Hwy) in the area of Coleman Rd. The vehicle was close to the description of the vehicle witnesses saw leaving the scene of the murder. Officers converged on the area and located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Kroger shopping center located at 900 Marietta Hwy in Roswell.

At the time, it was not immediately clear that the Audi and sole occupant, Heller, was involved in the homicides and officers and detectives were following up on multiple leads with other similar Audi vehicles. Heller was arrested on a suspended license charge and held at the Roswell Detention Center as the investigation continued. Through subsequent investigation, the gun used in the crime as well as the white paper drive out tag was located. Using evidence and witness statements gathered, Roswell Police Detectives obtained homicide arrest warrants on Heller, who is currently being held at the Roswell Detention Center but will be moved to the Fulton County Jail at an unknown time.

It is believed at this time that Heller is the sole participant in the murders and the motive appears to be a money dispute however the investigation will continue.


Original Post

The Roswell Police Department has identified the two men who were shot and killed outside a home at 125 Lynwood Drive Thursday afternoon.

Atlanta resident Spencer David Long, 20, and 20-year-old Nicholas Farrell Abry, who lived at the home, were parked in Long’s gray Mazada SUV in front of the home when they were shot and killed, said Roswell police spokesman Zachary Frommer. 

Frommer said detectives believe the two men were killed in a "targeted attack." 

Frommer added the shooting happened around 3 p.m., and neighbors called 911 reporting they'd heard gunshots. 

Officers are currently looking for a vehicle possibly involved in the shooting, which is a newer model black Audi sedan — possibly an A6 or A8 model — that's charcoal gray in color. 

The vehicle has chrome wheels and a white temporary tag with blue writing, Frommer added. 

The suspect behind the wheel is believed to be an African-American man, Frommer said. 

Roswell Police Detectives are on scene serving a search warrant at the home and following up with witness statements in the case.   

Stay with Patch for updates.


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