Deputies: Man wanted for gunning down music minister captured

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A man wanted in connection to the murder of a music minister outside a food mart earlier this year has been captured in Indiana, deputies said.

Michael Ladre Hill, 25, of Stone Mountain was taken into custody Wednesday by the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Hill had an outstanding warrant which charged him with felony murder and aggravated assault with a weapon for the shooting death of 54-year-old Timothy Newhouse on Feb. 3. DeKalb County Police said that evening, Hill was seen arguing with Newhouse inside the Soni Food Mart off Memorial Drive; the suspect then shot the victim outside the store. No word on a motive for the crime.

Newhouse served as the Music Minister for New Directions Ministries in Southwest Atlanta.

Hill was also wanted on a separate warrant which accused him of shooting a woman in the foot at the same location.

As of Wednesday evening Hill was awaiting extradition back to Georgia where he will be booked into the DeKalb County Jail.

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