by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
NORCROSS, Ga. - Gwinnett County police are turning to the public for information on a killing that may have started as a burglary.
Police said the roommates
"When they did come downstairs early in the morning, they discovered their roommate was unconscious. When the officers arrived and checked him out, they discovered that he had been shot," said Cpl. Jake Smith with the Gwinnett County Police Department.
Investigators told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh the roommates initially reported a burglary to police. They say there were signs someone forced their way in. The roommates told police they never heard a gunshot.
"While the roommates are not completely free from suspicion, the detectives are pretty satisfied at this point that the roommates are not responsible for the homicide," Smith said.
Police said they don't know why Ritzert was targeted. They hope a neighbor saw something or friends of the victim will come forward with information.