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Suspect wanted for Boynton Beach murder arrested in Georgia

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 12:05:02-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Boynton Beach murder suspect has been tracked down and arrested in Georgia, according to police.

The Boynton Beach Police Department said 22-year-old Maliik Nikolas Hylton shot and killed 30-year-old Travis Tavoris Gregg at his apartment in the Banyan Lakes community on 1511 Stonehaven Drive on Jan. 5.

Gregg's girlfriend said she was in the shower around 7 a.m. when she heard a boom.

She found Gregg outside, crawling on the ground and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police said Hylton was still at the scene, and pointed a gun at Gregg's girlfriend, who ran into her bedroom and grabbed a bat and knife. Hylton eventually took off, according to police.

Gregg was taken to the hospital where he died.

On Thursday, Boynton Beach police announced that Hylton was arrested in McDonough, Georgia by U.S. Marshals.

He's facing charges of first-degree murder with a firearm, robbery with a firearm, home invasion, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.