Ex-boyfriend of slain model arrested in Louisiana; named in conn - CBS46 News

Ex-boyfriend of slain model arrested in Louisiana; named in connection to shooting death

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Jokisha Brown | Source: WGCL Jokisha Brown | Source: WGCL
Alfredo L. Capote | Source: Gwinnett County Police Department Alfredo L. Capote | Source: Gwinnett County Police Department
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A man wanted in a Gwinnett County kidnapping and rape case was arrested on Tuesday in Louisiana for running a counterfeit check cashing operation, police said.

Atlanta Police also named 30-year-old Alfredo Capote a person of interest in 35-year-old JoKisha Brown's murder.

In July 2016, Brown was gunned down in a Cheshire Bridge Rd. parking lot in Buckhead, the day before her 36th birthday. Brown left behind a teenaged son.



"We just miss her. We miss her smile. We miss her positivity," Brown's friend Todd Manaigo told CBS46.

For almost a year, there were no leads in the case until her ex-boyfriend, Capote was arrested in Louisiana. Capote was wanted by Gwinnett County Police for robbing, kidnapping and raping Brown, three months before her murder.

Brown escaped the next day by jumping out of car Capote was driving.

Capote is being held at a correction facility in Caddo, Louisiana without bond. There he faces 25 counts of monetary instrument abuse.

Atlanta Police named Capote a person of interest in brown's murder but would not tell CBS46 if detectives plan to travel to Louisiana to interview him.

Friends: Relationship with ex-boyfriend was tumultuous

Brown's friends said Brown's ex-boyfriend kidnapped her from her Duluth home in April. She was able to escape. In July, police didn't identify Capote as a suspect in the case, but now call him a person of interest.

In July, a witness said he noticed a man standing across the street from the business complex for several hours during the afternoon and evening.

He saw the man for the last time when he was leaving work just minutes before the shooting.

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