A Gwinnett County man described by authorities as a gang member was arrested Thursday and charged with the murder of a local grandfather in a May drive-by shooting.
Jose Aldo Sanchez-Vasquez, 25, of Norcross, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on a murder warrant, jail records show. He was also charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He remains in the Gwinnett jail, where he is being held without bond.
Sanchez-Vasquez was wanted for the murder of Richard St. John, who was gunned down outside of his home in Norcross on May 24. He was at a family gathering when he was shot. The shooting appeared to be gang-related, police previously told AJC.com, but no other details were provided.
St. John was killed after about two-dozen shots were fired at the house as family members were gathered outside around 8:30 p.m.
Police had been searching for Sanchez-Vasquez since June 3.
Henri Hollis is a reporter for the breaking news team. Formerly a freelance writer and photographer working with the food and dining section, he began covering breaking news full-time in January 2021. He is a lifelong Atlantan and a graduate of Georgia Tech.