(NewsNation) — Atlanta police have arrested a man they say killed a grandmother Saturday night in her locked-up home.
Antonio Brown, 23, was arrested for the crime, but authorities do not rule out the possibility that others may have been involved.
Police say Eleanor “Ellen” Bowles, 77, entered when her car was stolen from her attached garage in the affluent Buckhead community of Atlanta, Georgia.
His son found his body in that garage hours later.
“I was on my way to visit her for the holidays and I was a few hours too late,” her son said.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said the Bowles murders are shaking up the community.
“My heart aches for these family members,” he said.
What authorities know, Atlanta Police Chief Charles Hampton said, is that Brown allegedly entered the complex on foot.
“How he bypassed the security gate is still being investigated,” Hampton said. “We are still reviewing the video to see how he accessed those doors.”
Brown was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, elder abuse and kidnapping of a motor vehicle. according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It was not clear Tuesday afternoon whether he has retained an attorney.
A network of chambers and community participation called Connect Atlanta is helping close cases like Bowles’, Dickens said. Through the program, businesses and residents can register their security cameras with the Atlanta Police Department and give law enforcement and first responders direct access to their camera feed in the event of a nearby emergency. .
“We are proud that our residents and businesses have answered the call to register and integrate their cameras with Connect Atlanta,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bowles is remembered as a lover of animals, a loving grandmother, and a “wonderful, kind, generous woman.” local news outlet WXIA reported.