Gwinnett Police seek public’s help in double homicide of two Winder residents

The Gwinnett County Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information in a shooting incident in Peachtree Corners on March 21, 2019, that resulted in the death of two Winder residents. Billy Roy Thurman, 25, and William Thurman, 17, were shot dead and a third victim, Beonka Thurman, 27, also of Winder, received a gunshot wound to her foot. She made the original 911 call. She is the cousin of the two brothers who died.

Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department

The three of them were allegedly visiting another family member at 3341 Peachtree Corners Circle, The Park at Peachtree Apartments, in Peachtree Corners when the shooting happened. According to a press release from GCPD, officers were dispatched to the location on the report of a person shot and found the injured female victim, who was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the two brothers who were deceased in the laundry room.

The motive for this crime is still unknown and no suspects have been charged. GCPD is asking tipsters to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).  Case Number:  19-025437. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.


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