Suspected serial killer to be charged with fourth murder

ATLANTA — A suspected serial killer has been tied to a fourth murder and charges could be coming soon, sources told Channel 2's Ryan Young.

Aeman Presley is in the Fulton County Jail, facing murder charges from across metro Atlanta.

Police told Channel 2 Action News they think Presley is a serial killer.

On Friday police charged Presley with the shooting deaths of two homeless men in Atlanta and hairstylist Karen Pearce in Decatur.

On Monday, law enforcement sources confirmed that detectives in DeKalb County plan to charge Presley with a fourth murder.

Calvin Gholston was shot and killed Sept. 27 at the Spring Mill Village shopping center on Memorial Drive.

His family told Channel 2 Action News they were heartbroken.

“It hurt me to my heart because I was his caretaker. My brother was schizophrenic,” his brother said.

“He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds in what i can describe as a brutal homicide,” DeKalb Police Detective Matthew McLendon said.

It now appears Gholston may have been Presley’s first victim.

The murder-spree was brought to an end when two undercover MARTA officers say they caught Presley trying to ride MARTA without paying, according to Detective David Quinn.

Channel 2 Action News was the first to report about a unique box of ammunition and gun that helped detectives connect Presley to the murders.

The Victims

The first homicide happened on Courtland Street near Ralph McGill Boulevard. Police say they found 42-year-old Dorian Jenkins wrapped in blankets.

A second homicide victim, Tommy Mims, 68, was also found wrapped in blankets on Northside Drive three days later. Both victims were shot multiple times.

Jeknins was shot five times and Mims was shot seven times. Quinn said Presley had to reload to shoot seven rounds into Mims.

Pearce was a stylist at a Marietta salon. A witness found her body in the street near a parking deck.