Cherokee Sheriff’s detectives were able to track Long’s movements via GPS following the shootings Tuesday, leading to Crisp County Sheriff’s deputies and the Georgia State Patrol intercepting Long on I-75 in Crisp County.
Long allegedly tried to elude authorities, but his SUV was stopped in a PIT maneuver and he was arrested. A 9mm firearm was found in the vehicle, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
“Long told investigators the crimes were not racially motivated. Long told investigators that he blames the massage parlors for providing an outlet for his addiction to sex,” the sheriff’s office stated.
Long was transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Wednesday morning. Long was charged with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault and was held without bond.
The Cherokee County victims were identified:
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth - Deceased
Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta - Deceased
Xiaojie Tan, 49, of Kennesaw - Deceased
Daoyou Feng, 44, (unknown address) - Deceased
Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, of Acworth - Injured
Four people died and one person was injured in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage on State Highway 92 in Acworth in Cherokee County just before 5 p.m.
Authorities said the gunshot victims were two Asian women, a white man and woman, and a Hispanic man. Two victims were declared dead at the scene, and two of the injured victims later died at the hospital. It was unclear which of the victims was surviving. Officials said the Hispanic man was one of those hospitalized, but did not have an update on his condition.
Acting Chief of Atlanta Police Rodney Bryant said at about 5:45 p.m., shootings took place at two other massage parlors near each other on Piedmont Road. Four people were killed in those two shootings, he said.
At Gold Massage Spa on Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, officers found three women inside shot dead. Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee said officers were then called across the street to the Aroma Therapy Spa on Piedmont, where they found another woman shot dead.
WAGA-TV reports Crisp County law enforcement personnel spotted the Hyundai Tucson and attempted to pull the vehicle over. A PIT maneuver was used to stop the vehicle, and Long was taken into custody shortly after, deputies said.