Sandy Springs police have arrested another man in connection with an April 14 slaying they say resulted from a botched drug deal.

Police said Victor Scott, 23, of the 1100 block of Morgan Falls Road, has been charged with murder in the death of Patrick Placide, 25.

Police already had charged Gene Stephens, 19, of Atlanta, and James Taft, 28, of Sandy Springs with murder in Placide’s death. Willy Jeanlouis also was charged with murder for arranging a drug deal that led to  the shooting, police said.

Placide was shot in the head in a parking lotnear 1600 Jefferson Drive, police said. Jeanlouis was wounded and was treated at North Fulton Hospital, police said.

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