Suspect in August murder arrested in New York City

Carlos Garcia-Viera

Carlos Garcia-Viera

LAWRENCEVILLE — A suspect in the murder of a Lawrenceville resident was arrested Wednesday in New York City, Gwinnett police said Monday.

Carlos Garcia-Viera, 39, is in the custody of the New York City Police Department and is also facing charges in that state. Once those charges are addressed, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said Garcia-Viera will face charges of aggravated assault and felony murder in Gwinnett, where he is a suspect in the murder of 23-year-old Diego Rojo Ramirez of Lawrenceville.

Ramirez was reported missing Aug. 17, the same night a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots at 6460 Buford Highway, in Gwinnett’s portion of unincorporated Doraville. Ramirez’s vehicle was found nearby, but his body was later discovered some 17 miles away on Proctor Street in Atlanta.

Authorities believe Ramirez was shot in Doraville, where a “significant amount of blood and a spent shell casing” were found, before being dumped in Atlanta.

According to Gwinnett police, Garcia-Viera was interviewed when Ramirez was considered a missing person.