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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say a man has been arrested in Washington state and charged with murder in a 2002 cold case killing.

Titus Norwood, 43, was arrested Wednesday for the September 2002 slaying of 30-year-old Weldon Mills in Norcross, Gwinnett County police said in a news release Thursday. Police say the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office will arrange for Norwood to be sent back to Georgia to face charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. Norwood was arrested by the Lacey Police Department in Washington.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Norwood had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

Mills was found lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex dead from a gunshot wound to the back of his neck, the release says. The case was assigned to the homicide unit, but no one was ever charged.

The cold case unit and an investigator from the county district attorney's office decided last year to take another look at the case. The investigators traveled to multiple states and interviewed many witnesses, including some who hadn't previously spoken to police, the release says.

That gave them enough probably cause to charge Norwood in the killing which appears to have been drug related, the release says.

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