East Point man ar­rested in slay­ing of phi­lan­thropist

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - OBITUARIES -

Po­lice in Ge­or­gia said they’ve ar­rested a sus­pect in the fa­tal shoot­ing of a busi­ness­man and phi­lan­thropist who was shot to death out­side a phar­macy.

Gainesville Po­lice Chief Jay Par­rish told a news con­fer­ence Sun­day that 24-year-old DeMarvin Ben­nett of East Point is be­ing held in the slay­ing of 73-year-old Jack Hough.

Hough was sit­ting in­side a parked car out­side a phar­macy when some­one shot him twice Thurs­day night dur­ing an ap­par­ent rob­bery. Hough’s wife was in­side the store at the time.

Po­lice said in­ves­ti­ga­tors found foren­sic ev­i­dence that led them to Ben­nett, who is be­ing held on a mur­der charge.

Court records aren’t avail­able to show whether Ben­nett has an at­tor­ney.

Hough is an Air Force vet­eran who de­vel­oped and op­er­ated food courts in air­ports and shop­ping malls.

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