Joshua Antonio Arnold, wanted in connection with the alleged murder of Henry Junior Mathis, has turned himself in to authorities, according to his lawyer.

"I am representing Joshua Antonio Arnold," said attorney Jason Swindle via an email to the Carrollton Times-Georgian. "He voluntarily turned himself in to authorities. I am instructing him not to speak to the media. For now, I am not in a position to comment on his case either."

The shooting, late Monday night around 9:20 p.m. left a Villa Rica man dead, according to police.

The shooting stemmed from an argument between Mathis, 46, and Jaydrekus Cartez Hart, 22, both of Villa Rica. Hart shot Mathis several times at the end of the altercation, police said, and Mathis died at nearby Tanner Hospital after officers found him lying on the sidewalk.

"From our primary investigation, we believe two males had a disagreement or argument of some sort," said Villa Rica Police Department Captain Keith Shaddix. "At one point, one of the males had a hand gun and shot the other on the sidewalk in the 300 block of Thomas Dorsey Drive in Villa Rica."

Shaddix said police have been investigating the incident continuously since it happened.

According to a release, Hart took the gun from the vehicle of Arnold, 22, also of Villa Rica, and shot Mathis several times before leaving in Arnold's vehicle.

Police aren't sure what caused the disagreement. There were Memorial Day parties taking place in the area, but it isn't known if the men had attended any gatherings.

Both Arnold and Hart have a prior criminal record.

In previous arrests, Hart gave an address of 201 Atlanta Street, Villa Rica, Ga. He was released on $5,000 bond for a charge of first degree forgery in December 2007, booked in September 2008 for failure to appear in court and charged with probation violation in April 2009, July 2010 and April 2012.

Arnold, who has used the aliases "Tony" and "Little Tony," was arrested in August of 2008 on charges stemming from a home invasion on Spring Street in Villa Rica. He was charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of kidnapping and one count of burglary.

In that incident, Arnold and three other suspects reportedly fled in the direction of Thomas Dorsey Drive when they heard police sirens.

Times-Georgian reporter Colton Campbell contributed to this report.

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