Atlanta Police have announced an arrest in connection with a Nov. 19 robbery and murder at the Barcelona Wine Bar.
Police arrested Samuel Ott, 21, on Saturday, Dec. 23. His DNA was matched to evidence found at the crime scene, police said.
“Ott was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment and transported to the Fulton County jail,” the Police Department said. “Blood evidence from clothing and other materials discarded near the crime scene shortly after the murder was turned over to the GBI Crime Lab for examination. Earlier this week, APD investigators learned the DNA was a match to Ott, who has a previous criminal history.”
Police are working to identify additional suspects.
During the Nov. 19 incident, the suspects shot Chelsea Beller, the restaurant manager, who was complying with the robbers’ demands when she was killed.
Police have uncovered several clues in the case.
Investigators have revealed that one of the suspects had been cut by a razor wire fence leaving blood evidence behind. Police also recovered a sweatshirt believed to have been worn by one of the suspects.
Here are photos taken from surveillance video of the suspects.
Here is surveillance video footage of the suspects:
The reward for information in the case has been increased by $5,000 to $38,000, police said.
“Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477),” the Police Department said. “Anyone providing a tip can remain anonymous and will not be required to testify at any point.”