Gwinnett police arrest suspect wanted in 70-year-old's murder

The man wanted in connection with the deadly shooting of an elderly Norcross man was arrested, Gwinnett County police confirmed Friday. 

Jose Aldo Sanchez-Vazquez (Gwinnett County Police Department )

According to police, Richard St. John, 70, died after being shot on Brittney War near Phil Niekro Parkway in unincorporated Norcross. The shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. on May 24.

In June, investigators identified Jose Aldo Sanchez-Vazquez as the gunman.

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Deputies from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office arrested Sanchez-Vazquez on Thursday, authorities said.

Officers found St. John suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. 

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Sanchez-Vazquez faces charges for felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault. 

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