Officers handcuffed the husband of one of the spa shooting victims for hours after the attacks

Officers handcuffed the husband of one of the spa shooting victims for hours after the attacks

González said they put him in hand cuffs and detained him for about four hours. "I don't know whether it's because of the law or because I'm Mexican. How to Help The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A man who survived the shooting that killed his wife at an Atlanta-area massage business last week has said police held him in handcuffs for four hours after the attack."I don't know whether it's because of the law or because I'm Mexican," Mario Gonzalez said. Rita Barron, who owns a boutique next to the massage business, told the AP that the day before she was killed, Yaun dropped by to say hello and show photos of her infant daughter. Reynolds said Long's family recognized him and gave investigators cellphone information which they used to track him.Sheriff Billy Hancock of Crisp county said in a video on Facebook that night deputies and state troopers were notified around 8pm the suspect was headed their way. Amid the heartbreak of losing his wife, González said police should have consoled him, not treated him like a criminal. I want another baby,'" said Barron, who met Yaun from eating at the Waffle House where the slain mother worked. During the interview with Mundo Hispanico, González showed marks on his wrists from handcuffs. "I wanted to know earlier."Left alone to raise their daughter and his wife's teenage son, Gonzalez said the gunman had taken "the most important thing I have in my life"."He deserves to die, just like the others did," Gonzalez said.Authorities have said the Cherokee county shooting happened around 5pm. A trooper performed a maneuver that caused the vehicle to spin and Long was arrested.TopicsAtlanta spa shootingsUS policingAtlantanewsReuse this content. Deputies and troopers saw the black 2007 Hyundai Tucson around 8.30pm. Toward the end of the massage, González said he heard gunfire erupt. Representative Nguyen (D-GA) argued that Long should be charged with a hate crime, noting that a racial motivation would not be necessary for his actions to qualify as a hate crime, since the law also applies to those who specifically target women.[63] President Joe Biden also condemned the attacks as a hate crime, and expressed his support for hate crimes legislation recently introduced into Congress.[74] Vice President Kamala Harris also called the shooting a hate crime.[75]

A man who survived the shooting that killed his wife at an Atlanta-area massage parlor last week said police detained him outside the spa for four hours after the attack before finally telling him his wife was dead while he sat handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. Gonzalez said they put him in handcuffs and detained him for about four hours."They had me in the patrol car the whole time they were investigating who was responsible, who exactly did this," Gonzalez said in the video.Gonzalez showed marks on his wrists from handcuffs."Only when they finally confirmed I was her husband, did they tell me that she was dead," he said. "I just kept thinking that it was in the room my wife was in." Deputies arrived within minutes. Deputies arrived within minutes. "This is was not fair and something must be done," he said. The simple truth is that they treated me badly," he said. Four others were killed about an hour later at two spas in Atlanta.Gonzalez's accusation would mean that he was detained after police had released security video images of the suspected gunman and after authorities captured him 150 miles south of Atlanta.The Cherokee county sheriff's office did not immediately comment.Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old white man, is accused of shooting five people including Gonzalez's wife, Delaina Ashley Yaun, near Woodstock, about 30 miles north of Atlanta. Just after 6.30pm the sheriff's office posted on Facebook images from a surveillance camera showing a suspect. Meanwhile, Cherokee sheriff's Capt. González told Mundo Hispanico that Yaun wanted a one-hour massage and the two went into separate rooms. González and his wife, 33-year-old Delaina Ashley Yaun stopped by Young's Asian Massage in Acworth after Yaun got off her shift at the Waffle House. He questioned whether his treatment by authorities was because he's Mexican. "She told me, 'I'm happy. Sheriff Frank Reynolds released a statement acknowledging that some of Baker's comments stirred "much debate and anger" and said the agency regretted any "heartache" caused by his words. "They had me in the patrol car the whole time they were investigating who was responsible, who exactly did this." González accused authorities of knowing he was Yaun's husband and only telling him hours later that she was dead. "The simple truth is that they treated me badly."'We all know hate when we see it': Warnock rejects FBI chief's view of Atlanta shootingsRead moreGonzalez said he was held in a patrol car outside the spa. A Facebook page appearing to belong to Baker promoted a T-shirt with racist language about China and the coronavirus last year.Sheriff Frank Reynolds released a statement acknowledging Baker's comments stirred "much debate and anger" and said the agency regretted any "heartache" caused.Gonzalez and Yaun, 33, booked a babysitter for their infant daughter and went to Youngs Asian Massage to relax. Four others were killed about an hour later at two other spas in Atlanta. "I wanted to know earlier," he added. The revelation, in an interview with Mundo Hispanico, a Spanish-language news website, follows other criticism of Cherokee county officials investigating the 16 March attack, which killed four people. The 21-year-old gunman has been charged with murder in the deaths of eight people, seven of the slain victims were women, six of them of Asian descent. Atlanta Mar 18 New Mom, Army Vet Among 8 Killed in Georgia Spa Shootings spa shootings Mar 19 Slain Spa Workers and Customers Mourned by Families The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to email requests from NBC News and The Associated Press seeking comment Monday. Seven of the people killed were women, six of them of Asian descent.A Cherokee sheriff's captain, Jay Baker, was removed as spokesman for the case after telling reporters Long had "a really bad day" and "this is what he did". Barron's husband, Alejandro Acosta, said González is "totally destroyed, without strength, doesn't want to talk with anybody." Left alone to raise their 8-month-old daughter and his wife's teenage son, González told Mundo Hispanico the shooter took "the most important thing I have in my life." "He deserves to die, just like the others did," González said. One man was wounded. González's accusation would also mean that he remained detained after police released security video images of the suspected gunman and after authorities captured him 150 miles south of Atlanta. "I couldn't see anything and I stayed in my room," he said. They were in separate rooms when the gunman opened fire.Gonzalez heard the shots and worried about his wife but was too afraid to open the door, he told Mundo Hispanico. They had planned it as a day for Yaun to relax while a relative watched their baby girl. "What I needed was support and what I need most right now is support." Courtesy DeLayne DavisDelaina Yuan, pictured, was one of eight people shot and killed across three Atlanta spas by a 21-year-old man. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather. "I wanted to know if she was alive or dead, but they ignored me," González said in the video. Mario González, a Mexican National, made the revelation in an interview with Mundo Hispanico, a Spanish-language news website, and follows other criticism of Cherokee County officials investigating the March 16 attack, which killed four people. Jay Baker was removed as spokesman for the case after telling reporters the day after the shootings that Long had "a really bad day" and "this is what he did." A Facebook page appearing to belong to Baker promoted a T-shirt with racist language about China and the coronavirus last year.


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