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Murder suspect captured in Americus

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

Americus, GA (WALB) –   - A man wanted for an Atlanta murder was captured in Americus. Investigators got a tip that Eric Stone was staying with relatives there.

Police surrounded a home on Bessie Mays Circle around 8:00 Tuesday night and took him into custody.

 Americus Police Chief James Green said getting Stone off the streets was a top priority.

"Anytime we have someone like that in the community, they become a threat," said Green. "They've already shown the potential to hurt people, no regard for life if there was a child in the car and to fire on a female that were not involved, that shows an extreme indication for the potential of violence."

Stone is accused of robbing an Atlanta Texaco station last month with an AK-47 assault rifle.

 One man was shot and killed, a pregnant woman and a two year old were shot but survived.

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