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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of legislator's nephew

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Divonte Lester turned himself into police on Monday, September 24, 2012. Divonte Lester turned himself into police on Monday, September 24, 2012.
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of the nephew of a state representative.

Quinn Keevon Heckstall, 20, was shot Saturday night while visiting his girlfriend at an apartment complex in Jonesboro.  Heckstall, the nephew of East Point Democratic Rep. Joe Heckstall, was pronounced dead at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale.

Clayton County authorities issued arrest warrants for Divonte Lester on charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and tampering with evidence.

Lester turned himself into authorities on Monday night.

"I'm so sorry. That was like my brother," Lester said as he was being led to jail.

He was booked into Clayton County Jail. Police have not released a motive in the shooting.

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