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Suspect in deadly Buckhead shooting arrested in New York City

Officers investigated the deadly shooting at the Peachtree Park Apartments on Saturday afternoon.
Officers investigated the deadly shooting at the Peachtree Park Apartments on Saturday afternoon.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A suspect in a deadly shooting at a Buckhead apartment complex was captured in New York City, police announced Friday.

Michael Miata, 29, is in custody in Queens following his arrest Wednesday by members of the NYPD regional fugitive task force. Miata was wanted in connection with the slaying of 40-year-old Keithan Joran Hillman at the Peachtree Park Apartments, Atlanta police said.

Detectives had been working the case since Saturday afternoon, when Hillman was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside an apartment and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police determined he was fighting with another man before he was shot and killed. The suspect was believed to have left the complex headed for Peachtree Road in a Ford sedan with California tags.

Miata was identified as the suspect and warrants were secured for his arrest “after much investigation,” police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said Friday.

“The Atlanta Police Department is proud of the excellent work done by the officers and investigators involved in this case and we believe it reflects very positively on the dedication and teamwork of the men and women of APD,” he said in a statement.

Miata is expected to be extradited to Georgia to face a charge of felony murder.

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