The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a suspect in the triple homicide at a Mexican grocery store that sent shockwaves through the community and increased the outcry for city leadership to address violent crime.

Authorities apprehended 18-year-old Jarques Butler on Tuesday after a foot pursuit involving the Alabama Law Enforcement Aviation Unit. Butler faces two capital murder charges with a third warrant pending. He is being held without bail.

Last month, Montgomery police responded to a shooting at the Tienda Los Hermanos grocery store on the Troy Highway. Two of the victims, George Elijah Jr., 50, and Daniel Lopez, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene, while another, Romero Lopez, 43, was pronounced dead later at the hospital.

The killings come as residents in the city have become increasingly more vocal about city leadership's failure to address rising crime.

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Police said the murders were a result of a robbery, which has been a common occurrence in the city's Hispanic community in recent months. Police have not stated if there are any additional suspects.

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