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Arrest made in death of Mableton man gunned down in Alabama

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One week after Bobby "B.J." Smith Jr. was gunned down at a block party in Alabama, his parents got some good news from police.

"When they told us they had caught one of the shooters, it made us feel good," said Bobby Smith Sr.

"I jumped out of bed. I was elated. I was nervous, joy, sorrow all of these things at the same time," said Cynthia Smith.

Alabama police said 22-year-old Kentavious Holland was arrested late Thursday night. They said last week a gunmen shot into the air and then into a crowd at a block party near Tuskegee University where B.J. Smith Jr. was a senior finance major. B.J. Smith was hit in the back and later died.

"It is kind of hard to even think along those lines what would make a person do what they did. There is no thought process there at all really," said Bobby Smith Sr.

"I am numb. I am numb. It is unbelievable after burying your daughter 18 months ago we still have not recuperated from that," said Cynthia Smith.

Meanwhile police say their investigation is not over.

"He said more arrests would be forth coming so that lets me know they are probably in pursuit of some others, so that was good news," said Bobby Smith Sr.

"Apparently there were maybe several people firing guns, it makes us feel a little bit better that they caught someone, if that is possible," said Cynthia Smith.

There will be a viewing at Murray's Funeral Home, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331 on Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Paran Church, 2055 Mt. Paran Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30327.

Repass will be held at Chef Rob's Café, 5920 Roswell Rd. Suite 117, Atlanta, GA 30328, immediately following the service.

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