Investigators believe the weapon used by the gunman in the attack on Tuesday, accused of shooting and killing several people at three different spas in the Atlanta area, was reported by CNN.
One of the sources said that there is no doubt in the background of Robert Aaron Long that this may prevent the purchase.
According to officials, Long is accused of shooting and killing several people at three different spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday.
During a Wednesday news conference, Sheriff Frank Reynolds, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, said Long “made indicators that he had some issues, possibly, sexual addiction, and that some of these places may have been used frequently in the past . ”
Reynolds told reporters that Long’s family on Tuesday referred him to authorities.
A law enforcement source said the suspect was recently kicked out of the home by his family because of his sexual addiction, the source said, often involving spending hours watching pornography online.
According to a CCSO incident report, the 911 caller stated that the suspect may have been his son and that “he has a tracker on his phone.” The report of the incident said another anonymous 911 caller called the suspect “out of her parents’ house last night,” adding that he was “sentimental,” she was told.
“Long 21, has been charged,” CCSO said in a Wednesday statement, “four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault and no bond.” He is currently under house arrest at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center. He may face separate charges for firing in Atlanta, but authorities there have not yet charged him.
According to two law enforcement sources involved in the investigation, Long attempted to justify his actions when he told police he thought about killing himself, but “helped” others with sexual addictions by targeting the spa. Decided instead to do.
One of the sources tells CNN, the suspect is on suicide watch and was wearing a vest to protect himself from self-harm in the mug shot.
Sources said FBI agents from the Bureau’s Atlanta Field Office civil rights team continue to investigate whether race was a factor in the murders.