Atlanta police say they've made another arrest in connection with the killing of an Atlanta restaurant owner.
Authorities say 53-year-old Vanessa Thrasher was preparing to testify in an upcoming murder trial when she was gunned down at her northwest Atlanta business, OT's Lounge and Soul Food Grill, on Aug. 16.
Atlanta police said Gerald Peterson, 23, was taken into custody early Saturday morning and was being held in the Fulton County Jail. Jail records show that he faces charges including murder and robbery.
The jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has said that Thrasher was a key witness in the trial of a man charged with killing one of her employees in May 2011.
Peterson's next court date is October 19.
Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Presscontributed to this report.
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