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.