- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Gwinnett County man.

WSB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1uB7aql ) Marquavis Benton was arrested early Saturday in the killing of Brian Whitfield. Jail records show Benton faces charges of armed robbery and murder. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.

Whitfield’s body was found lying on the driveway of his home in unincorporated Auburn on Dec. 5. Police believe he was killed when he tried to interrupt a home invasion and robbery.

Several items, including Whitfield’s girlfriend’s truck, were taken from the home. Police recovered the partially stripped truck Wednesday.

Police say Griffin officers pulled Benton over overnight and turned him over to Gwinnett police.


Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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