Upcoming series to follow Atlanta homicide detectives

Posted November 19, 2018 4:35 p.m. EST

ATLANTA -- A&E has filmed a new series in Atlanta called "The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta," coming out Jan. 10.

It will follow a group of Atlanta Police Department detectives to solve one particular case: the murder of a Bridget Shiel, found naked and shot to death in a park in southwest Atlanta in 2016.

The 19-year-old was riddled with multiple gunshot wounds to her back, buttocks and legs. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution coverage, it took two years for the police to find a suspect, known gang member Christopher Spencer.

Detectives said they found traces of Spencer's DNA on a nearby Sprite bottle as well as on the victim. It was enough evidence for police to make an arrest. Motive is still unknown.

Spencer was already in prison for the double murder of a DeKalb County couple. He was later charged in connection with the murder of two children in Clayton County.

The series will also cover other close-ended cases.

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