Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County 19-year-old accused of killing man turns himself into police

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A 19-year-old accused of killing a man Saturday was arrested this week.

Gwinnett County police said at 12:40 a.m. Saturday, officers received reports of a shooting at a home on Fox Forest Court Southwest in Lilburn.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they found 45-year-old Felipe Velasco, who had been shot inside the home.

Police said Velasco was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead when he arrived.


Gwinnett County Jail records show that 19-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Escut was taken into custody at 11:32 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said Rodriguez-Escut turned himself into authorities at the time of his arrest.

Investigators believe the motive was domestic-related because both parties knew each other.

Rodriguez-Escut was charged with aggravated assault, felony murder and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony. His bond has not been set.

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