DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: A police report gives more details about a shooting that happened while people were allegedly out searching for the missing boy. Read more about it here.
Law enforcement officers are still looking for clues into what led up the disappearance of a 1-year-old boy.
Clarkston Police said on Wednesday that the child's family was bringing bags into the apartment around 1 a.m. They said "30 seconds later" the car was stolen. An Amber Alert was issued to help search for the little boy. He wasn't found until the following day.
On the same day he was taken, DeKalb County Police said they investigated a fatal shooting in the 6600 block of Singleton Lane around 11:40 p.m. Investigators believe the 38-year-old suspect was at the location with several others when a 60-year-old was shot and killed. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. Since then, a second person is also facing a malice murder charge.
The shooting happened in the same area where authorities found the family's car on Wednesday -- without the baby inside. DeKalb Police said on Monday investigators believe the motive for the shooting is related to the case where the 1-year-old boy was taken. However, they said there is no evidence to suggest that the person who died had any involvement in the child's disappearance.
DeKalb Police didn't elaborate on how the the cases might be linked.
11Alive also checked with Clarkston Police to see if the cases were connected. However, they said the only relation they are aware of is that the homicide happened during the timeframe a vigil was taking place to help find the missing boy.
Several agencies are still investigating.