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The police announces arrest in shooting death of the businessman, philanthropist in Georgia

Philanthropist and businessman Jack Hough, 73, (l.) was shot to death Thursday in a Gainesville, Ga.. the Police on Sunday arrested DeMarvin Bennett, 24, (r.) for the murder.
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A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday in the shooting death of a beloved businessman and philanthropist who was gunned down while he waited for his wife in a CVS parking lot, Georgia, police announced.

DeMarvin Bennett, of East Point, Ga., was arrested Sunday in the death of Jack Hough, 73, an air force vet who was sitting in his car when he was fatally shot, Gainesville Police said.

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The arrest comforted Hough family, Gainesville police chief Jay Parrish said, according to FOX5 Atlanta.

“Mrs. Hough lost a great man, the community lost a great man,” Parrish said. “I think they were relieved. I don’t think they can be happy in this time.”

The researchers said Hough was shot twice during an apparent attempted robbery, FOX5 Atlanta reported. Hough struggled with the suspect, before he was killed, police said.

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The police found the gun they believed was used to kill Hough, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He was taken into custody about 2 a.m., and Sunday.

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Forensic evidence is developed from the scene identified Bennett, of East Point, Ga., as the suspect, police said.

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