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Two suspects wanted in South Baltimore killing apprehended in Georgia

Baltimore Police said two people being sought in connection with the killing of a 41-year-old man in South Baltimore have been apprehended in Atlanta.

The announcement came just hours after city police announced they had charged Tonya Arnita Hayes, 37, as being involved in the shooting death of Alexander Wroblewski, and were seeking her location and the identities of the two other suspects. Police now say the shooter has been identified as Hayes’ boyfriend, and both were taken into custody in Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.

Police were still searching for the third suspect, who they say is Hayes’ 20-year-old son.

The male suspects were not immediately identified, as police said warrants for their arrest were being processed.

Police initially announced all three suspects had been captured. U.S. Marshals in Atlanta suggested the announcement was premature.

“We’ve still got things that are moving on our end of it,” said Jim Joyner, the assistant commander for the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Earlier Wednesday, Baltimore Police said Hayes, 37, followed in a car as two suspects pursued Wroblewski from a Royal Farms convenience store on Key Highway shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The men jumped and shot Wroblewski before the woman drove them away, police said.

Investigators released surveillance video of the crime Tuesday and police say they were able to identify Hayes from tips.

The apprehension of the suspects unfolded early Wednesday afternoon.

At a morning news conference, Chief T.J. Smith, spokesman for the Baltimore police said, We don’t know exactly where she is.”

Her last known address was in Georgia, he said. But she also lived in Virginia and was known around Baltimore.

At a news conference Wednesday, Smith addressed himself to her directly: “Turn yourself in,” he said.

Smith said Wroblewski was walking early Tuesday when he stepped into the Royal Farms to pick up a snack of milk and cookies.

A car pulled up and Hayes got out with an unknown man, Smith said. The man held the door open as Wrobleswki left, then he and the other man followed him, according to police.

Wroblewski was shot and killed on the sidewalk outside the new Anthem House apartment complex between Key Highway and Fort Avenue, across from the Southside Marketplace shopping center.

Wroblewski worked at the Rowhouse Grille on Light Street and was well known in South Baltimore.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2221. Investigators are continuing to try and identify the other two suspects, Smith said.

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