• Man comes home to find roommate shot in head, police say

    By: Rikki Klaus , Darryn Moore

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County police are trying to figure out who shot a man in the head. 

    Police told Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus that the man’s roommate came home around 3:45 p.m. Sunday to find his roommate dead. 

    “When the roommate arrived home, the victim was the only person there. There did not appear to be any forced entry to the home,” said Detective David Smith, with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

    We're talking to police about the investigation for updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

    The shooting happened at the Ashford Jackson Creek Apartments along Sunrise Village Lane in Norcross. 

    Investigators said the victim is a Hispanic man in his 40s but did not release any other information about him. 


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    “(The roommate) stated that he had returned home and found his roommate suffering from a gunshot wound in the kitchen,” Smith said.

    Klaus said she saw the roommate sitting in the back of a patrol car, waiting to be questioned by detectives. 

    Ilianis Solis lives in the unit next to where the shooting happened. Klaus asked her if she heard anything.

    “That was the weird part. We came in today. We seen a lot of cops, and we were actually shocked that this was going on. We didn’t hear anything at all,” Solis said. 

    The victim’s identity is currently being withheld until family members are notified.

    Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Gwinnett County police at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477

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