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      Murder suspect captured after six week run

      Robert Bell, who was wanted for murder and has been on the run for nearly six weeks, was captured Thursday in New Orleans and is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals. / Gwinnett County Police Department


      Robert Bell, who was wanted for murder and has been on the run for nearly six weeks, was captured Thursday in New Orleans and is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

      The arrest stems from an incident on September 15th.

      Gwinnett County Police Department officers say they were dispatched to an aggravated assault call in the 4000 block of Anderson-Livsey Lane in Snellville around 9:00 that evening.

      The caller stated that a man was chasing a woman outside and firing a gun at her.

      Arriving officers found two people outside the residence that suffered from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to the hospital and considered to be in serious condition.

      34-year-old Angelina Benton was the primary resident of the home and later died as a result of her multiple gunshot wounds.

      23-year-old Justin Cato was shot in the leg but is expected to survive. He was able to call for help shortly after the initial caller. Cato is Benton's boyfriend.

      The GCPD SWAT team responded to the scene due to suspicions that the suspect was still inside the residence. The suspect was not located but Benton's son and godson, were discovered deceased from multiple gunshot wounds inside the home.

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