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Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jefferson football player

An arrest has been made in the shooting death Wednesday night of a Jefferson High School football player.

Gwinnett County Police say 17-year-old Elijah DeWitt was discovered in the parking lot of Sugarloaf Mills near Dave and Buster’s. He had been shot multiple times.

Police said Thursday they do not believe the killing was random and announced one suspect had been apprehended out of state. The location of that arrest and the suspect’s name have not been disclosed.

DeWitt was a senior wide receiver, compiling nearly six hundred receiving yards and five touchdowns in six games this season. He played his junior year at Prince Avenue Christian.