SWEETWATER, Tenn. (WATE) — A third man has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation in Sweetwater that happened on Valentine’s Day, according to Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones.

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Malachi Franklin. (Courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

Jones shared on social media that Malachi Franklin was located and arrested by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives along with the Knoxville Police Department in Market Square on Friday, Feb. 24.

On Feb. 14, a shooting in Sweetwater left one person dead at the scene and four more injured, including a 2-year-old girl, Alayna June Butts, who later died.

According to the General Sessions Docket, the girl’s mom told police that four men came to the house with guns shortly after she arrived home from the store and two demanded to be let inside before the shooting happened.

The mother identified three men to the police as Lenning Huerta, Itzhui Huerta and Liu Huerta. However, the fourth man remained unidentified.

On Feb. 25, a spokesman with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Franklin was the unidentified man. The General Sessions Docket stated that Lenning was the person who died at the scene of the shooting.

After the shooting, police said they were searching for Liu as a person of interest, but later named him as a suspect.

Liu and Itzhui have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder of Butts, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, burglary and reckless endangerment. Liu’s bond was set at $2 million and his court date is Feb. 28.