Gwinnett County

Manager identified as victim in deadly road rage shooting outside Gwinnett County tavern

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police have charged a man after officials said he killed someone during a road rage shooting.

WSB Tonight at 11 p.m. reported on the scene outside the Will Henry’s Tavern where the shooting happened on Rockbridge Road at Five Forks Trickum Road Monday night.

Police identified the victim as Jerome Johnson, 39 of Lawrenceville. Johnson worked as a manager at the tavern.

Investigators told Channel 2 Action News that they believe it was a road rage incident in the parking lot. Police said a suspect on a bicycle shot Johnson who was sitting inside his SUV.


Johnson was taken to the hospital by Gwinnett Fire Rescue but died at the hospital. Police later arrested the suspect after a K9 search.

Deputies identified the suspect as 27-year-old Jonnathan Bladimir Hernandez of Lilburn. Police charged Hernandez with aggravated assault and felony murder.

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