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Man wanted for Rhode Island murder caught hiding, arrested in Sandy Springs

Police photo of Robert Komhlan
Police photo of Robert Komhlan(Sandy Springs Police Department)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 12:15 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A man wanted for a murder in Rhode Island was arrested Thursday morning after trying to hide at an apartment complex in Sandy Springs, officials announced.

Officials say members of the North Metro SWAT assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce and the Fulton County Sheriff’s office in arresting 36-year-old Robert Komhlan.

According to WPRI.com, Providence Police say Komhlan was wanted in connection to the killing 30-year-old Angelo Gomez outside of the Wonderland Gentlemen’s Club in April.

Providence Police say an argument escalated between two local rival gangs inside the club when Komlan, pulled up in an SUV and opened fire, striking Gomez. Police say 30-year-old Gomez was rushed to a local hospital where he died a week later.

Members of the Sandy Springs Police Department also assisted in the arrest.

Komhlan is expected to be extradited back to Rhode Island.