Juvenile arrested in Scottdale murder

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit has arrested a suspect in the Nov. 28, 2018 shooting death of Rene Betancourt on Hatton Drive in Scottdale.

According to the arrest warrant, the suspect, who is a juvenile, shot Mr. Betancourt in the face during a dispute on Dec. 11.  No reasons were given for the dispute.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, assisted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested the juvenile suspect at an apartment complex near Lithonia on Dec. 21.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the DeKalb County Jail before being taken to DeKalb Criminal Investigation Division for booking into a youth detention center. He was charged with murder.  No booking photo was made available because the suspect is a juvenile. 

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