The men, whose names are not being released, were attending a bithday party at a building on the 3600 block of Highway 100 in Bowdon.
The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, at which time the 20-year-old suspect was arrested.
Inv. Marc Griffith with Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said the building where the man was slain is referred to as “Club 100,” but is not an official, licensed business — instead, it is a building that’s rented out for private parties, like the one at which the victim died.
“We are looking into whether or not this is a business that needs to be licensed or regulated,” Griffith said. “We’re asking if it is an establishment with an owner that should be treated as one.”
Griffith said through the extensive amount of interviewing he and other deputies have done, no direct conflict between the suspect and victim has been discovered, but he feels like the two were involved in one.
“We’ve interviewed numerous people who were at the party,” Griffith said. “But there’s still more interviews to do. As far as how many people were at the party, we’ve gotten reports between 50 and more than 100.”
The investigator said his office is holding off on releasing names and a mugshot of the suspect until more interviews can be done.
The suspect is currently in Carroll County Jail and has been charged with felony murder, Griffith said.
Also over the weekend, a pizza delivery person told police he had been robbed by a supposed customer at gunpoint.
Capt. Chris Dobbs with the Carrollton Police Department said a delivery person for Johnny’s Pizza was confronted by a man Sunday night at Campus Quad Apartments on Columbia Drive while attempting to make a delivery.
“When the delivery guy showed up, he said there was a black male sitting on the stairs who said he didn’t have the right amount of money for the food,” Dobbs said. “The suspect asked the man if he could keep the food while he went and got the right amount of money, but the delivery person said he would keep the food and come back after making another delivery.”
When the delivery person came back after making the other delivery, he was allegedly confronted by the same man, a 5-foot-8 slim black male between the ages of 19 and 22.
Dobbs said the victim told police that the suspect, who has not been found yet, held up what appeared to be a gun wrapped in a blue bandana before taking the food.
Anyone with any information about the suspect is urged to call CPD at 770-834-6631.