According to CNN.com a suspect has turned himself in in relation to the murder of Vernon Forrest. This is good news and now at least one of our favorite boxers can rest in peace. Let's hope the Gatti fiasco turns out properly too.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A man has been arrested in connection with the July shooting death of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, Atlanta police said Tuesday night.
Vernon Forrest, seen in September, was killed July 25 near an Atlanta gas station.
1 of 2 Demario Ware, 20, turned himself in to police on Tuesday and is being held in the Fulton County jail on charges of murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault, Atlanta police said.
Forrest, 38, was shot in a neighborhood southwest of downtown Atlanta on the night of July 25. Police and his longtime manager have said Forrest was robbed, leading to a confrontation in which he was shot several times.
Forrest died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and thigh, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said.
Information on what led police to suspect Ware in Forrest's death wasn't immediately available. The case still is under investigation, said Officer J. Polite Jr., Atlanta police spokesman.
Forrest's longtime friend and manager, Charles Watson, said last month that Forrest was returning from the gym after a late workout when he and his godson stopped at a Southwest Atlanta gas station on the night Forrest was shot.
While Forrest was at the gas station, a man snatched his wallet out of his hand after asking him for money, said Watson, who spoke to police and the godson.