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Arrest made in slaying of barbershop murder witness
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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested a man in connection with the deadly shooting of a man driving a vehicle in the Arden Arcade area.

A release from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Joe Miles, 23, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail Monday night as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Marquelle Jones, 25, on Sept. 9.

Jones was shot while driving his vehicle near an In-N-Out burger restaurant in the Arden Arcade area on Sept. 9.

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Jones was a key witness to a high-profile murder trial in which an innocent mother was fatally shot during a gun battle at a south Sacramento barbershop in December 2010. However, the release said detectives do not believe the incident had any connection to testimony Jones provided during the trial.

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Homicide detectives continue to actively investigate this case and believe a second suspect is still outstanding, according to the release.

Anyone with information relating to the incident was asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword 'SSD', or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


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