'09 murder suspect intercepted at ATL airport

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Authorities intercepted a man this week at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wanted in the fatal shooting of a Gwinnett resident three years ago.

Ramon Nunes was taken into custody at the airport and transported to Gwinnett, where he was released to homicide detectives Thursday. Charged with murder and two counts of failure to appear, he remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

Nunes allegedly played a role in the fatal shooting of Gabriel Silverio, 38, in January 2009. Police found Silverio shot in his leg and torso in his Azalea Drive mobile home near Norcross. He later died at Gwinnett Medical Center.

The death could have been part of a conspiracy to rob rival drug dealers that went wrong, or the victim may have been taken out by his own crew, authorities have said.

Investigators told the Daily Post in 2010 that Silverio had been shot earlier in a supposed Lawrenceville stash house on River Drive operated by a rival faction, which was empty at the time. Following the shooting, the team drove Silverio home, called 911 and fled.

Charges have been dropped against three men previously arrested in the killing. One other suspect, Nassim Abraham, remains at large. Both he and Nunes have been indicted on murder and related charges.

Family members questioned by police the night of Silverio's death described him as "a good guy (who) spent most of his time working as a welder," a police report states.

Police have said neither crew was affiliated with any recognized gang. All but the victim, a native of Uruguay, hail from the Dominican Republic.