UPATOI, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police confirm two arrests have been made in the Jan. 4 triple homicide in Upatoi, GA.
During a press conference held by Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren on Wednesday, this crime was "directed at that house" where three family members were brutally killed.
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Although details are still limited at this time, officials confirm the two suspects are charged with murder and are in jail.
Police say one of the suspects, 17-year-old Jervarceay Tapley, is charged with three counts of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary, and two counts of theft by motor vehicle. Tapley is a family acquaintance on Caleb Short and was previously a student at Spencer High School.
Tapley will be in Recorder's Court Friday at 2p.m.
Boren also confirmed that the second suspect, Raheam Daniel Gibson, 19, was arrested and is being held at the Harris County Jail. Boren also confirmed that weapons were recovered in this crime.
On Monday, Jan. 4, Gloria Short, 54, her son 17-year-old Caleb Short, and her 11-year-old granddaughter Gianna Lyndsey were found beaten to death in Gloria's home on the 3000 block of Bentley Drive in the Upatoi.
Officials say Gloria's husband Robert Short found his family members inside of the home after returning from work and called 911.
The three were laid to rest on Monday, Jan. 11.
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