Robert Bell, the suspect involved in a triple homicide in Snellville near the end of September, was taken into custody in New Orleans Thursday afternoon.
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A local fugitive task force in New Orleans, working with the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department Fugitive Unit and U.S. Marshall's Service, developed a possible location for Bell, which was a homeless shelter.
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When authorities arrived on the scene, Bell led law enforcement officials on a brief foot chase before being taken into custody.
GCPD detectives will travel to New Orleans for follow up investigation.
Bell will eventually be extradited to Gwinnett to face charges.
On Sept. 15, investigators say Bell shot and killed 34-year-old Angelina Benton at her home on Anderson-Livsey Lane.
After getting a 911 call Sunday evening around 9:30, police found Benton and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Justin Cato, in the yard. Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Benton later died. Cato was shot in the leg but is expected to survive.
The SWAT team was called to the house because the suspect was believed to still be inside. The suspect wasn't found but police found Benton's son, 12-year-old Joseph McDonald and Benton's godson 19-year-old Raynord Daniel dead in the house.