PENNSYLVANIA (WJBF) – The man accused of shooting and killing a 13-year-old Augusta boy has been arrested.

30-year-old Gregory Louis Thornton was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania Wednesday morning.

Thornton is suspected of killing Buddy Brown, Jr. on March 28, 2023 outside the Richmond Summit Apartments at 744 Broad Street.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office would like to give credit and thanks to the following agencies for their roles in the apprehension of Thornton:  U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force – Augusta; U.S. Marshal’s Capital Fugitive Task Force – Maryland and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force – Pennsylvania.

This is a developing story.

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