Update: Charges upgraded to murder after Loganville man dies

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Brannon Walker, 35, of Snellville

Update

Gwinnett County Police Department report that a warrant has been secured for felony murder charges against Brannon Walker, 35, of Snellville afterGregory “Kyle” Rubio, 23, died on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 as a result of his injuries received in the shooting on Feb. 4. Walker was already in custody following the incident.

Initial story

(Loganville, Georgia)  The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at 4 p.m. this past Sunday, Feb. 4, at 3743 Red Rose Court in unincorporated Loganville.  Brannon Walker, 35, of Snellville has been charged with aggravated assault and first degree home invasion in connection with the shooting which resulted in “life-threatening” injuries to Kyle Rubio, 23, of Loganville. Should Rubio succumb to his injuries, GCPD report that charges against Brannon could change.

According to a press release from GCPD, responding officers found Rubio inside his home suffering from a gunshot wound. Family members and friends who were present provided details on how it happened. Walker and Rubio previously knew each other and the shooting was the result of a dispute at Rubio’s home, but details about the dispute between the two are not being released at this time. Immediately after the shooting, Brannon called 911 claiming he shot Rubio in “self-defense” and waited outside for responding officers.

GCPD report, however, that during the course of the investigation, the facts in the case did not appear to support “self-defense.”  As a result, Brannon was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Home Invasion 1st Degree. The report and 911 audio are not being released at this time.

According to reports, Rubio was expected to be taken off life support and his organs made available for organ donation.

Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.

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