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4th Person Arrested in Murder of 3-year-old Athens Child

The fourth suspect wanted in connection with the March 8th shooting that killed a three-year-old Athens child has been arrested.

Athens-Clarke County Police say Dakious Echols was arrested Friday in Brooklyn New York, in a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement operation. Echols is charged with two counts of murder, (malice and felony murder), four counts of aggravated assault, and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. He is also facing a federal charge for unlawful flight.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Scott Black at 762-400-7058 or via email at scott.black@accgov.com.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!