Police release photo of suspect wanted in triple murder

by: Ryan Young Updated:

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —

DeKalb County police are looking for a man wanted connection with the fatal shooting of three people.

Investigators said Brian Gupton used his brother's name and identity to hide.

Detective Courtney Brown of DeKalb County Police's homicide unit told Channel 2's Ryan Young that Gupton set up a meeting with two other men at the Crystal Point Apartments on Peppertree Circle over some missing money last November.

"The men show up to the apartment complex. They get into an argument. Two other victims pull up. More arguments happen and that's when the gun play started," Brown said.

Investigators said Gupton has been missing ever since.

The case then took a strange turn when investigators said Gupton started using his brother's identification and name to hide his identity.

Last week, detectives in Greene County said they thought they had found Gupton. They believed he died in a car crash as he ran from police.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation would later discover Gupton's brother was the person killed in the crash and the wanted suspect was still on the run.

Brown told Young he was hoping help from the public would track Gupton down.

"It's hard when you have people in the community who are tied to the suspect but don't want to come forward," Brown said.

According to police, Gupton likes to drive expensive cars like Mercedes and BMWs and may be hiding in the Atlanta area or in North Carolina.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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