Police: Teens found dead behind supermarket were shot

ROSWELL, Ga. (ABC NEWS) – Police arrested a 20-year-old man Wednesday for the murders of two teens in Roswell.

Jeffrey A. Hazelwood has been charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis behind a Publix supermarket Monday morning.

Police say they believe Hazelwood acted alone and they are not releasing any information about a possible motive at this time.

They say surveillance video and evidence at the scene led them to Hazelwood. He was taken into custody and questioned Wednesday morning. He was then arrested, charged and booked into the Roswell Detention Center. He will be transferred from there to the Fulton County jail.

According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office, Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis, both 17, died from a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death in both cases was homicide.

Detectives say from the evidence they have at this time, they believe the teens were killed in the parking lot where their bodies were found.

Officers say Henderson and Davis were found lying beside their cars.

Police say the teens arrived at the shopping center between 2 and 4 a.m. Their parents told officers they thought the teens were still at home in bed.

“Given what the officers had on scene at that moment, it appeared to be a relationship-involved situation.  This information can change quickly as evidence and information is gathered but is only meant to be a starting point,” Frommer said.

Henderson was a student at Roswell High School and Davis was a student at River Ridge High School.
“Our team is just devastated,” he said.

Hundreds of people showed up to a vigil in his honor Tuesday night.

Grief counselors are on hand at both of the students’ schools to help console friends.

The principal at River Ridge HS said students are having a really hard time with Davis’ death.

“We had some tears this morning. A lot of hugs, a lot of talking in the hallways,” Principal Darrell Herring said. “It’s devastating when you’re so excited about all of your kids coming back to school and then you find out on the first day that something like this happened.”

He says adults are trying to provide answers to the many questions the kids keep asking.

“When you are talking to kids, you have to tell them that the world is tough, and what we’re trying to prepare them for is life,” he said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Carter Davis’ family.

Henderson was an honor student who loved to sing and dance. Video posted online shows her singing on her own and with her sister.

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