Man Stabbed to Death in Snellville on Saturday

The victim was able to speak to Gwinnett police officers before succumbing to his wounds at the hospital.

Gwinnett County Police Department reported the investigation of a homicide that occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2467 Hurndon Road, Snellville. The victim was a male tenant in the home. His name, however, has not yet been released.

According to a press release from GCPD, police were notified by the homeowner of a person stabbed at that location. He reportedly arrived home to find the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital and was able to be interviewed by police before succumbing to his wounds.

He was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Gwinnett police report they are currently following several leads, but will release no further information at this time as it is an active investigation.

thcooper69 March 31, 2013 at 04:27 PM
its so sad snellville is becoming like the way it has the las couple years ! i rember back when it was a quite little town ,when the town only had 4 police officers and u never heard of any crime there ! no when u rides around theres PEOPLE living in houses with sheets on tha windows theres mayhemb and crime on a nightly occurance . its jus not safe and has become like downtown atlanta
mike puglise March 31, 2013 at 09:03 PM
One good thing, the Cit has a good police chief and dedicated police force....we appreciate your service!
David Brown April 01, 2013 at 12:03 AM
For the record, this murder does not appear to have happened inside the City of Snellville. It was handled by the Gwinnett County Police Department, not the City of Snellville Police Department.
Sharon Swanepoel April 01, 2013 at 12:20 AM
David, I am a little confused by that too. If you look at the map, it looks like it is inside the city limits and usually the Gwinnett Police will say in unincorporated Gwinnett - it doesn't look like they did in this case.
mary m April 01, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Thanks, David Brown. There is no Herndon Road in Snellville but there is one in Lawrenceville.
Dr. Bill April 01, 2013 at 12:29 AM
David is correct, that address is just outside of the city limits.
Frank Leach April 01, 2013 at 12:45 AM
You can see the Snellville City limit sign from Hurndon Road. So sad that people move to our community looking for the quiet life and bring their negative behavior with them.
B hicks April 01, 2013 at 04:43 AM
The incident happened behind Snellville Middle. The road after you pass the school .
Tunde Loye April 01, 2013 at 06:36 PM
As a minority resident of Snellville since 1992, I am alarmed by the surge of crimes both violent & non-violent in the couple of years. There is no doubt Snellville was a quite time before and during my initial time but the heavy presence of commerce has brought it's ugly side to Snellville. I remember when the police office was on 78 and may less than 4 police patrol cars. The city is suffering from the overwhelming growth with its benefits and problems. The city must go after these criminals and prosecute them vigorously and deter criminals from looking at Snellville as a safe habor. The school system is suffering from its past excellent record as well. TL
Crystal Huskey (Editor) April 01, 2013 at 06:43 PM
This particular crime, and the majority of violent crimes, have taken place in unincorporated Snellville, just outside the city limits. Our police department is absolutely amazing, but the crime outside of their jurisdiction can seem intimidating. Here's an article that will give you an idea of crime rates inside city limits over the past ten years: http://snellville.patch.com/articles/10-year-look-at-gwinnett-county-crime
Crystal Huskey (Editor) April 01, 2013 at 06:44 PM
And another: http://snellville.patch.com/articles/declining-crime-rates-in-unincorporated-snellville


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