The DeKalb’s Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad and the US Marshal’s Special Task Force captured Ventress, 28, in Columbus, GA on July 2.
Ventress had been on the run since he was declared a suspect in the May 26 murder of Ryan Guider.
The teen’s June 7 funeral at the Victory for the World Church in Stone Mountain was marred by gunfire. During the melee, Carlos Henderson Jr., 19, a friend of Ventress, and 28-year-old Delmetrius Heard shot and killed each other in the church’s parking lot.
Investigators at first though Ventress was involved in the church shooting but later said that he wasn’t at the scene.
Investigators tracked him to 7100 Cross Tie Drive, apartment 2 in Columbus, where he was arrested without incident at 8:30 pm.
Police say Ventress killed Guider in retaliation for burglarizing his home and allegedly stealing jewelry, cash and drugs; and punching his mother.
Ventress will be charged with Guider’s murder and aggravated assault for allegedly shooting into an apartment on May 25 in the 5800 block of Treecrest Parkway where he thought Guider lived.