Athens murder suspect arrested in Gwinnett

11:28 AM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A suspect accused of shooting a 24-year-old man to death in Athens over the weekend has been arrested in metro Atlanta.

Melvin Lewis Brown has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession in the shooting death of Javious Tucker.

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Tucker's body was found shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday inside a car parked in the 300 block of Lombardy Circle. Police determined Brown fired shots at the car from outside, killing the victim. The shooting was not random, and the suspect and victim knew each other.

Wednesday morning, Athens-Clarke County police received a tip that Brown was on his way to Gwinnett County. Investigators coordinated with the Gwinnett County Police Department to track down and pull over the suspect's car. Brown was arrested without incident.

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