Man arrested after police say he shot ex-girlfriend, her son in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A man has been arrested after police said he shot his ex-girlfriend and her son at a home in Gwinnett County Tuesday night.

Gwinnett County Police said just before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called out to a domestic dispute at a home on Dayspring Trace.

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Officers parked a few homes down from the actual location and as they approached the home, they heard gunshots coming from the driveway.

They saw a man leaving the home in a car as two victims were laid out in the driveway. Police said two people were shot in the head.

The victims were transported to the hospital, where they both remain in critical condition.

One victim is a man in his 20s and the other victim is a woman in her 40s. Police said they are mother and son but have not identified them. Police said another one of the woman’s children was inside the home and not injured.


Detectives said Wednesday afternoon that they have arrested Terrance Alonzo Washington, 43, on two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by taking.

Washington was taken into custody in Warner Robbins.

Police said Washington had previously been in a relationship with the female victim.

Channel 2′s Courtney Francisco was in the neighborhood Wednesday, where she talked to neighbors who said they heard crying and screaming before the shooting.

A surveillance video shows police running toward cries for help.

Police were already at the scene when gunshots rang out.

“As they were approaching, they then heard gunshots,” police said. “Right after the gunshots, they saw somebody flee the scene in a vehicle.”

Police ask that if anyone has information related to the case, call 911 or contact GCPD at 770-513-5300.

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