Police said a Dalton man killed his father and his brother and also wounded his mother at a house on Dude Street on Sunday morning.
Acting on a lookout issued by Dalton Police investigators, a Whitfield County deputy arrested Emilio Christopher Canales, 27, in relation to the double homicide that occurred after some sort of domestic dispute.
The incident happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. at 1011 Dude. A neighbor called 911 reporting hearing gunshots coming from the house.
Deborah J. Canales, 50, ran from the house to a neighboring home where residents cared for her until responding police officers secured the scene for emergency medical personnel.
She told responding officers that her son, Emilio Christopher Canales, shot her and fled the scene. She was later transported by EMS to Hamilton Medical Center, where she is in the surgical intensive care unit in critical condition. However, she is apparently expected to recover.
Once officers secured the scene and made entry into the house, they found Emilio Canales, Sr., 50, and his son, Emilio Francisco Canales, 31, dead at the scene from gunshot wounds.
Dalton Police Department investigators were able to determine the type of vehicle in which the suspect was traveling and issued a lookout for the vehicle. A Whitfield County Sheriff’s deputy found Canales, took him into custody and turned him over to Dalton Police investigators.
The arrest happened at 12:32 p.m. in the area of Sparks Lane in south Dalton just off of Highway 41 (South Dixie Highway).
The incident is still being investigated by the Dalton Police Department. However, at this time it is not believed that there are any additional suspects at large.
The charges against Canales are two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation sent one of its crime scene investigators to assist with processing the crime scene. The GBI agent used a new piece of equipment that scans the scene and creates a 3D model of the crime scene that can be used by investigators later instead of mapping the scene by hand.