Masquerade murders: Police arrest suspected gunman

The alleged shooter was picked up 45 miles east of Atlanta

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Police have arrested the man suspected of shooting four people at the Masquerade on Sunday night.

Jonathan Bautista, 23, was picked up Wednesday in Social Circle, a city 45 miles east of Atlanta. He was charged with two counts of murder, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. No other details were immediately available about the arrest.

The manhunt bore fruit about two days after Atlanta police disseminated photos of two men believed to be connected to the shooting.

(Masquerade murders: Police seek help identifying persons of interest)

(Two dead, two injured in Masquerade shooting)

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