Gwinnett County

Police: Man who shot neighbor, ran from officers kills himself

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett police and SWAT told Channel 2 Action News a man is dead after he shot and killed himself after shooting his neighbor.

The incident happened in the 6000 block of Glenbrook Drive in Norcross around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The neighbor, Crystal Bell, was able to call police after being shot twice, once in the chest and once in the arm, according to police. Her condition is listed as stable, but the extent of her injuries is unknown.


Police were told the suspect, identified as Lance Walburn, 34, was possibly a Marine veteran with several weapons in the house where he lived alone.

Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the shooting.

“According to Ms. Bell’s relatives, she is only a neighbor," Gwinnett police spokesman officer Jacob Albright said. "They’ve never engaged in any sort of relationship. And as far as she knows there’s no disagreements or animosity between the two of them.”

No officers were involved in the shooting and none were injured during the incident, Albright said.