Police investigating deadly double stabbing at Atlanta apartment complex

ATLANTA — Police are investigating a stabbing that killed two people at an Atlanta apartment complex Monday night.

Officers responded to the Camden Vantage apartments on Jackson Street around 9:45 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man and woman with apparent stab wounds inside one of the units.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victims as 31-year-old Daniel Aaron and 30-year-old Kristen McDevitt.

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Friends of the couple told Channel 2′s Christian Jennings that they cannot understand this tragedy and will truly miss their friends. Neighbors in the Camden Village apartments are a bit shaken by the violent incident.

“I guess you can’t trust nobody now,” neighbor Saf Blade said. “I’m still on the edge. I’m not too scared, but I still need to watch out, you know.”

Police the suspect was allowed inside the couple’s home and was there for a “substantial” amount of time before leaving.

Jennings has learned that the couple was found around 9:30 p.m. when he went to check on them after not being able to get in touch with them.


Ashley Francis owns Turn Cycling Studio in Sandy Springs, where she says McDevitt was a member. But she considered her more than a client, she considered her family.

“She’s known as the girl with the colorful hair,” Francis told Jennings. “It was vibrant colors, just like her personality, and every time she walked in the studio it was just a light and a breath of fresh air.”

Other friends of the couple say they were pure, fun and always the first to lift others up with a kind word.

“You just imagine what they were going through, and it makes you stop and not be able to breathe for a moment,” Francis said.

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Homicide investigators are still working what led up to the deadly stabbing.

Anyone who has information that can help investigators are asked to contact Atlanta police.