Acworth police say they have arrested three people in connection with the March shooting death of a 25-year-old father of three.

Daniel Perez was shot March 23 as he sat in the passenger side of a pickup truck in a shopping center along Blue Springs Road, not far from North Cobb High School, police said. He was removed from life support last week and succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday, Acworth investigators with the assistance of Cobb County Police searched a home along Memorial Parkway in Kennesaw.

Police say they have arrested 20-year-old Kennesaw resident Devin Thomas and 18-year-old Maria Mungai, of Acworth, on murder charges. A 15-year-old juvenile from Kennesaw has also been arrested in connection with Perez’ death, but police have not released the name of this third suspect.

Acworth police on Tuesday declined to divulge any additional information, citing their ongoing murder investigation.

“Detectives are finalizing a motive and actively working leads in this case, including forensic evidence recovered from the scene,” Cpl. Youlanda Leverette said previously.

Thomas and Mungai are being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, jail records show.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 770-974-1232.

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Melanie Bushey

Glad they found the murderers and justice is served. Too close to home on this one.

Hrackar

So whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Hrackar

What happened to innocent until proven guilty.

MrsRamsay

This is supposed to be a good neighborhood. Nice to know little scumbags are running around here with weapons and hate in their hearts.

MrsRamsay

He calls himself "Bloody Buk" on his facebook page and....went to North Cobb High. Nice.

Hrackar

He is not the person who killed the man. Good to know that you were able to research on Facebook and convict someone with your research.

Excuseme

And how is it you know he's not the one who did it?.... I'd love to know...

Melanie Bushey

So are you a judge and jury? Were you a witness to this and know who did it? I will bet they were the ones and it was drug related.

Excuseme

How is it that you know he did not do this?...

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