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Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 2:50AM

East Point man arrested in slaying of Georgia philanthropist

By The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say they've arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a businessman and philanthropist who was shot to death outside a pharmacy.

Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish told a news conference Sunday that 24-year-old DeMarvin Bennett of East Point is being held in the slaying of 73-year-old Jack Hough.

Hough was sitting inside a parked car outside a pharmacy when someone shot him twice on Thursday night during an apparent robbery. Hough's wife was inside the store at the time.

Police say investigators found forensic evidence that led them to Bennett, who is being held on a murder charge.

Court records aren't available to show whether Bennett has an attorney.

Hough is an Air Force veteran who developed and operated food courts in airports and shopping malls.

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