Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking tips on an alleged overnight home invasion in the Lawrenceville area that left one man dead and the homeowner with a gunshot wound.
According to a press release from GCPD, at 3 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, officers responded to a call of gun shots heard from an address on Bainbridge Drive in Lawrenceville. They arrived at 850 Bainbridge Drive to find the homeowner, with a gunshot wound to the leg, reporting he awoke to hear his backdoor crash in. He said he responded, armed, and encountered three males. Gunfire was exchanged inside the home and the three males fled. A deceased male, who had been shot, was found by police a short distance from the home. His name is not being disclosed at this time.
Police applied a tourniquet to the homeowners’ leg and he was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown at this time. The Homicide Investigation Unit and the Crime Scene Unit were called, a search warrant executed and the Crime Scene Unit began processing the scene.
No suspects have been identified and police are seeking tips in this case. 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 www.crimestoppersatlanta.org<http://www.crimestoppersatlanta.org/>. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number(s): 18- 002376, 18-002390