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Shooting suspect apprehended

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The fourth of six suspects wanted in connection with a bloody shootout in Duluth that left one man dead has been arrested.

According to authorities, New York police nabbed Ramil Custodio when he showed up at a local precinct to help police identify his brother, who had been arrested on unrelated charges.

Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said Custodio's brother had Custodio's identification on him, leading to the confusion.

"The brother and their mother called Ramil Custodio to come to the precinct so police could verify the brother's true identity," Bourbonnais said in a statement.

Bourbonnais said Custodio was unaware he was wanted in Gwinnett County for the May 11 shooting death of 34-year-old Howard Jones.

According to police, Jones, of Jacksonville, N.C., was killed during a botched drug deal. At least three other men were wounded, two of them paralyzed, according to indictments.

Police said the gunfight happened at 4299 Buckingham Place and that Jones fled with Shawn Brumfield, of Syracuse, N.Y., in a gray Saturn. The car was later found at Gwinnett Place Mall. Police found Jones dead and arrested Brumfield.

Albert Espinal, Jose Reyes and Julio Sanchez all remain at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. It is unclear whether two other men named in indictments, Jose Ivan Burgos and Erick Livent-Mejia, are still at large.

Custodio, also charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, is awaiting extradition back to Gwinnett County.