(Lawrenceville, Ga., October 31, 2022) – Brendon Young turned himself in Sunday Oct. 30, to the Jacksonville County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. He is currently awaiting extradition to Gwinnett County.
Detectives are still working to investigate the motive behind this incident. 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.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
Gwinnett County, as in much of the nation, has seen a recent slew of violent confrontations between youths involving guns. A shooting in Peachtree Corners on Oct. 26 resulted in the death of DeAndre Henderson, 17, of Norcross. The Gwinnett Police Department has charged Brendon Young, 18, of Lawrenceville with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault in connection with the incident. At the time of going to press, Young’s whereabouts were unknown and GCPD were seeking the public’s help in locating him.
Gwinnett Police Chief J.D. McClure released the following statement in connection with the gun violence involving youth.
“The rash of gun violence involving our youth is being felt in communities across the country. While Gwinnett County is not immune to these incidents, I want to assure our residents that our community’s violent crime rate has declined by double digits in all categories during the past year.
The Gwinnett County Police Department acknowledges that gun crime is a police, community and societal problem. We understand the concerns of our community, and we take this issue very seriously. The police department is actively seeking solutions to prevent gun violence and will continue to bring forth all resources needed to apprehend those responsible for perpetrating such violence in and around our schools and community. We work diligently to provide the District Attorney’s and Solicitor’s offices cases that result in successful prosecutions.
In addition, our department will continue to work with the Gwinnett County Public Schools Police to increase patrols at local campuses and to provide criminal investigative resources.
Families are losing far too many children and teenagers due to senseless violence and actions that could have been prevented. I want our young people to develop the courage needed to walk away from confrontation.
In closing, I want to encourage anyone with information surrounding any gun-related crime to contact us.”Gwinnett County Police Chief J.D. McClure