Friday, February 8, 2013
Police believe robbery was the objective. The students were aware Sampleton traded in high-end sneakers.
LOGANVILLE, GA -- Gwinnett County Police announced Friday that three teens have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 19 death of Paul Sampleton, 14, of Grayson. Officials say all three were fellow students at Grayson High School. Arrested and in custody are Larnell Sillah, 15, charged with homicide; and Romaine Stewart, 18, and Achiel Morgan, 15, both charged with armed robbery. Sillah and Morgan have been charged as adults, according to officials. "Detectives believe the motive for this crime was robbery," GCPD spokesman Jake Smith said in a press release. "The suspects knew that Paul Sampleton traded in high-end sneakers and possessed nice clothing and electronics." Sampleton, a student at GHS, was discovered by his father bound and…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Update: Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday.
Updated 12 p.m. Friday Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday. Check back after a 1 p.m. press conference with DeKalb police. Two people have been killed and two others injured in a Thursday afternoon shootout during a funeral in the parking lot of a Stone Mountain-area church. DeKalb police say they have arrested several people in the shooting, but have not yet released names. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., shots were fired during a funeral at Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston Road, according to media reports. The 1 p.m. funeral was being held for Ryan Devon Guider, who was shot to death on May 27. His mother is a member of the church. Police originally said the man suspected in Guider's …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The shooting Thursday in downtown Grayson was possibly an incident of road rage, according to Grayson's mayor.
Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Ed Ritter confirmed that a man shot in downtown Grayson on Thursday afternoon will survive his injuries. "The victim that was shot is going to be okay. It was a minor gunshot wound to the leg," Ritter said, adding that investigators are following up on leads at the moment. "I don’t have any other details that I can release at this point." Grayson Mayor Jim Hinkle posted on Patch that from the initial investigation it appears to be a road rage incident. "The person shot drove himself to Eastside and they called the police," Hinkle wrote. "Nothing more on the investigation at this time." The incident reportedly happened at Grayson Parkway and Rosebud Road at about 5:30 p.m. on April 26.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Police are investigating; preliminary reports suggest the men were shot.
Gwinnett Police were on the scene at a townhouse-style residence at 1687 Cannonball Court in unincorporated Lawrenceville, where three men were found dead by a passerby earlier this evening. Early police reports suggested the men had been shot. GCPD spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith says a father was walking by the home with his children when he saw one of the bodies in the breezeway of the four-unit building. He immediately called police at around 6:45pm. Investigators found the bodies of the other two victims inside one of the units. According to Smith, it did not appear as though the home was being lived in as there was no furniture inside the unit. Lawrenceville Patch will continue to update this story as it develops.