Suspect arrested in GSU student killing after rooftop chase

Authorities have arrested another suspect in the March shooting death of a Georgia State University student, following a rooftop chase in New York.

Investigators believe Javon Pittman helped kill 20-year-old Maxwell Fiandt, who was shot in the head outside his Pencil Factory Lofts apartment on the night of March 3.

U.S. Marshals nabbed Pittman Monday night in Newburgh, N.Y., just outside New York City, U.S. Marshal's inspector James Ergas said.

"Our investigators and investigators from the Atlanta fugitive division put in a lot of work," Ergas said.

Detectives found two addresses in Newburgh, and turned the information over to marshals in New York to pursue Pittman.

"Our investigators and Atlanta investigators were actually traveling up there when he was found," Ergas said.

Pittman was coming out of an apartment and got into a car when marshals there spotted him.

After following him for a short distance, Pittman ditched his vehicle and ran with marshals giving chase.

"Let's just say it was a lengthy foot chase that included roofs of buildings," Ergas said.

Pittman was eventually caught and taken into custody.

A co-defendant, Hector Marquez, was arrested in April in Clarkston, and Ergas said another suspect was arrested earlier this month.

Police said Fiandt was attacked while he had guests at his downtown Atlanta apartment.

Fiandt went to answer his door, and was ambushed and fatally shot, witnesses said.

Police found small amounts of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in Fiandt's apartment, and believe the attack was drug-related.

Pittman is being held without bond pending extradition to Atlanta.

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