Georgia police make arrest after former Clairton teen killed at bus stop |

Georgia police make arrest after former Clairton teen killed at bus stop

A funeral is planned for Monday in Clairton for a young woman who was gunned down at a bus stop outside Atlanta.

Police say they have arrested a suspect on a murder charge in the killing of 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins, a recent graduate of Lithonia High School in Georgia, who spent much of her childhood in Clairton.

DeKalb County police Capt. Steve Fore said a fugitive squad Friday took the man into custody without incident.

Police say officers found Dawkins lying on the bench with a gunshot wound at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority stop in the Lithonia area about 10 a.m. Nov. 23.

Surveillance video shows a man walking over to the bench and sitting down, then struggling with Dawkins as cars drive by on a nearby street. In the video, the man appears to take something from Dawkins and run away.

Police said they got a break from a clerk who works at a store near the bus stop and remembered the man.

Police would not release the name of the suspect or provide further details during the investigation.

Dawkins’ uncle Hassan Jackson told The Associated Press he felt police would make an arrest, but didn’t expect it to happen so soon.

“I didn’t expect it to happen this fast, but I knew DeKalb County police were very adamant about catching this guy,” he said.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Ave., Clairton, with funeral services after the visitation hour.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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