A neighbor, who requested anonymity, said he was watching television at about 4 a.m. when he heard at least 15 shots fired at a house on Bexley Place in Kennesaw.
Police said they found 32-year-old Mohamed Zaine and 27-year-old Fatoumata Ntiamoah shot to death. The neighbor said one victim was found in the home, the other in the grass by his neighbor's front door.
Suspect Charged In Double Murder
Investigators said there were obvious signs that someone broke into the house. Then they started following up on leads.
"Information started developing quickly from officers at the scene, and they were able to get a lookout for an individual they may have been looking for," Cobb County police spokesman Joe Hernandez said.
After a nearly 17-hour search, police said they caught the shooting suspect not far from the home.
Kennesaw resident Michael Ntiamoah was arrested in connection with the killings. Hernandez said he and Fatoumata Ntiamoah were married, but she was living with Zaine when they were killed.
Michael Ntiamoah faces two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault and burglary. He was being held at the Cobb County Jail without bond.