Gwinnett County

Woman charged with murder after man found dead outside Gwinnett home, police say

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County woman is in custody after a shooting that left a man dead over the weekend.

Police say they were called to Forest Knoll Court just before 8:45 p.m. on Saturday where they found a man dead near the road. He had suffered a single gunshot wound.

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The man was identified as Mario Acosta-Chavez.

On Monday, police arrested Erika Garcia, 35, and charged her with felony murder and aggravated assault in connection with Acosta-Chavez’s death.


Investigators have not commented on what led up to the shooting or if Garcia and Acosta-Chavez knew one another.

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