Third suspect arrested in Villa Rica jewelry store shooting

A third person was arrested Friday night in connection with a Villa Rica jewelry store shooting that left the store owner dead.

Gregory Limark Clifton, 20, of Atlanta was arrested in Atlanta, according to Villa Rica police Capt. K.L. Shaddix.

Clifton was charged with murder and armed robbery. He is being held at the Carroll County Jail, Shaddix said.

Mitch Mobley, 45, was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon inside his Villa Rica jewelry store. Investigators believe he was shot when he confronted four men who entered his store around 12:30 p.m, Shaddix told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

One suspect used a large hammer to smash a glass display case. The suspects then ran out of the store, and three of them got into a vehicle with a fifth possible suspect, Shaddix said.

Eric Billings, 16, of College Park tried to get away from the scene, but he was stopped by nearby business owner Ururahy Rodrigues and taken into custody, according to a Channel 2 Action News report.

Billings is being charged as an adult with murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Shaddix said.

He is being held in a youth detention center, according to the Douglas County Sentinel.

Raphael Rucker, 23, of Stone Mountain was arrested early Thursday. He is being charged with murder and armed robbery.

A memorial for Mobley was created by customers and members of the community outside of the jewelry store Thursday. He was remembered for his kindness and helping the community by putting on charity golf tournaments.

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Staff writer Alexis Stevens contributed to this article.