Wed., August 5, 2009 8:07am (EDT)

Arrest Made In Killing Of Georgia Boxer
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —   A first arrest has been made in the shooting death of former boxing champ and Georgia native Vernon Forrest.

A spokesman for Atlanta police say 20-year-old Demario Ware of Atlanta is charged with murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery.

It’s in connection with the July 25th killing of the 38-year-old Forrest. Police are looking for other suspects, and say they do not believe Ware was the triggerman.

Forrest grew up in Augusta. His funeral was Monday in Atlanta.