Teen Arrested in Connection to Murder

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


A teen is in custody in connection to a murder. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says 19 year old Matthew Gonzalez was involved in a murder at a home in the Salem community on December 2nd. 


When deputies and investigators got to the home, they found Matthew Smith with a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators interviewed Gonzalez at the Paulding County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office, after he was arrested there for a DUI. Sheriff Shaver says Gonzalez will be brought back to Cherokee County on capital murder charges, once he is released from Paulding County.


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