Update: Suspect identified and arrested in hit-and-run at Harbin’s Road Gas Station

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Update

Christopher Dale Bruner, 36, of Winder. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.

The Gwinnett County Police Department report that the suspect was been identified as Christopher Dale Bruner (36) of Winder. He was taken into custody Sept. 10 and booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Bruner is charged with Felony Hit and Run and Serious Injury by Vehicle.

Initial story

(Dacula, Georgia) Gwinnett County Police Accident Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect connected to a hit and run collision that resulted in serious injuries.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, on Sept. 4 the victim was parked next to the air pump at the BP gas station at 352 Harbins Road in Dacula. She went to the passenger side to put air in her tires. The suspect, who had been seen inside the gas station using the ATM and shopping just before 8 p.m. was seen leaving the store but not leaving the area immediately. He was seen talking to an unknown black male at about 8:12 p.m. before getting into a silver Ford SUV and backing out of the parking space. He allegedly stopped for a moment before reversing at a high rate of speed. He allegedly hit into the victim’s vehicle causing damage to it and serious injury to the victim putting air in her tires. The suspect allegedly fled the scene heading north on Harbins Road without calling the police or returning to the scene.

Photo credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

The suspect is described as a heavy-set white male, appearing in his 20’s, wearing a black and white hat, gray Georgia Bulldogs t-shirt, black shorts and New Balance tennis shoes.  The vehicle he was driving is described as a silver Ford SUV with a Georgia “G” sticker in the lower right corner of the rear window.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, they are asked to contact the investigator at 678-442-5626.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com<https://www.atlantapolicefoundation.org/programs/crime-stoppers/>.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  19-081646

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