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Lowndes murder suspect arrested

(Source: Alachua County Sheriff’s Office) (Source: Alachua County Sheriff’s Office)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

 The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports that a man wanted for a homicide, Lucas Alvarado Santiago, is in custody in Florida. he was arrested in High Springs Florida, and taken to the Gainesville jail. The identity of the man authorities say Santiago killed has not been released.

Here is the incident report from Sheriff Chris Prine--

On, Tuesday, May 31 at approximately 9:15 pm a resident at 4650 Rolling Pines Drive – Lake Park called 9-1-1 and a reported shooting. At approximately the same time an additional call was placed to 9-1-1 relaying information of a hit and run accident on Rolling Pines Drive.

Upon the arrival of deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office they discovered an adult male deceased as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Additional investigation revealed that the hit and run accident was related and believed to be the offender from the assault who struck a pedestrian as he fled the scene. The pedestrian was not injured.

During the investigation of these events Lucas Alvarado Santiago was identified as a suspect and efforts immediately began to locate him. Through this cooperative effort, Lucas Alvarado Santiago was arrested by deputies from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at a closed business in High Springs, Florida.

Lucas Alvarado Santiago is being housed in the Alachua County Jail, in Gainesville, Florida, while he awaits extradition back to Georgia. Arrest warrants for the offenses of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime will be issued today. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation progresses.

The deceased will be transported today to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner's office where an autopsy will be performed. The name of the deceased has not yet been released pending the notification of family.

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