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Suspect who killed man during burglary attempt at luxury apartment complex in custody

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EAST ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Atlanta Police have arrested a man wanted for allegedly shooting another man to death during a burglary attempt at the victim's apartment.

Jonathan Newton was killed in October at his apartment at the Alexan EAV luxury complex on Metropolitan Avenue in East Atlanta.

Police said Newton came home to find the intruder, identified as Jeffries Anderson inside his apartment. Newton got into a fight with him, and was fatally shot.

Anderson then fled the scene and had been on the run for nearly a month before being taken into custody.

There have been five other burglaries at the complex in recent months. Two happened on the same day in September and three happened on the same day in October. Atlanta Police say crime is down in East Atlanta 8.5 percent year-to-date since 2015.

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