Chepkuto was found in his bedroom just after 8 a.m. by his wife, who had returned home from work. Chepkuto died from a single gunshot wound.
Carter is currently in the Fulton County Jail charged with murder, financial card transaction fraud, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Carter currently has no bond.
In an emailed response to questions about the investigation last month, Capt. Steve Rose, a Sandy Springs Police spokesman, said police dispatched the case as a suicide.
However, “Once they got there, they decided it was homicide fueled by the fact that we found no gun but did find two shell casings,” Rose said.