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Suspect in Cobb homicide arrested in Delaware for December shooting

A Delaware man was booked into Cobb County jail Saturday on a felony murder charge, jail records show.

Alton George is accused of shooting two men at a Marietta office building the night of Dec. 15.

Police found 27-year-old Lakief Y’anray Evelyn, of Lithonia, and Randolph Marks, both with gunshot wounds, in a car at an Exxon on Delk Road about two miles away from The Exchange, the AJC previously reported.

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They were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where Evelyn died.

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Cobb police have not released a motive and declined to release one when asked Monday.

Media reports from Delaware say that U.S. Marshals arrested 43-year-old George in late March after Georgia authorities relayed a tip that he’d fled to the Middletown, Delaware, area. Agents conducted surveillance for a while before arresting him near his home March 22.

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The six-week delay in getting George back to Georgia is because he had been fighting extradition, said Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce.

George is being held without bond.

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Gwinnett County Police Corporal Michele Pihera talks about a shooting that left a woman dead, man critically injured. Video by John Spink/AJC

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