U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Tallahassee, Florida Wednesday that local authorities believe is responsible for the murder of a metro Atlanta teen.

Investigators from the Lamar County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Marshals arrested 22-year-old Jaylan Jashad Ray, of Albany, in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Ray is being held on warrants for murder and aggravated assault, awaiting extradition to Leon County jail in Florida. Investigators said Ray may have been friends with an old boyfriend of the victim

The victim, identified as 17-year-old D'Shaunti Kyanni Hunter of Ellenwood, was found in a cemetery near Unionville Church on Highfalls Park Road. The teen had been shot multiple times, according to court documents. Her body was taken to the GBI crime lab for further investigation.

Detectives said they found evidence in the home during the investigation along with a surveillance video near the cemetery that showed Ray's vehicle leaving the area on Saturday. Ray is awaiting extradition back to Georgia.

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