Suspect Arrested in shooting of father and son in Snellville area of Gwinnett County

A second suspect is still being sought 

(Snellville, Georgia)  Gwinnett County Police Department is asking for information regarding a possible second suspect in an incident that led to the shooting of a father and son in the unincorporated Snellville area of Gwinnett County. GCPD report that officers encountered a suspicious vehicle while patrolling in the area of Summer Wood Drive just before 7 a.m. this morning, Oct. 17, 2019. They were in the area because of a nearby car break-in and encountered a suspicious vehicle during their patrol. When they attempt to stop the vehicle, two suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Officers subseqently reported to a shooting 30 minutes later on Countryside way, which was 1/2 a mile from where they had located the suspicious vehicle. A homeowner and his 10-year-old son had been shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The homeowner allegedly encountered the suspect in his garage attempting to steal a bicycle. When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect produced a handgun and shot at the victims before fleeing on foot. He matched the description of one of the suspects who originally fled from the suspicious vehicle.

“A large perimeter was set up by responding officers. In addition to uniform patrol officers, the K9 Unit, a small SWAT element, and the Aviation Unit participated in the search. At about 9:00 a.m., K9 tracked a suspect to a vehicle parked at the back of a residential property on Lenora Road. The suspect, later identified as Jacobi Chomicki (B/M, 17 years old), was bitten by the K9 during the arrest.  He was checked by an ambulance and transported to police headquarters,” GCPD reported in a press release.

GCPD said Chomicki was confirmed to be the shooter and one of the suspects who fled from the initial suspicious vehicle and is suspected in several other crimes in Gwinnett County. GCPD is still looking for the second suspect. Chomicki had not yet been booked into GCPD at press time.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, they are asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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