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Suspect sought in shooting of teen in Norcross


NORCROSS, Ga. -- Authorities in Gwinnett County say they now know the person responsible for shooting a 14-year-old girl at a Norcross gas station earlier this month.

Police say 17-year-old Finess Hoff is charged with Reckless Conduct and Possession of a Pistol by a person under 18.

On October 6, police say Hoff, the victim and two others all arrived at a gas station on Beaver Ruin Road in unincorporated Norcross.

Police say while the driver was getting gas, the victim was shot from inside the vehicle. They say Hoff -- the suspected shooter -- then took off in the vehicle.

Police say he may be driving a dark-colored Acura sedan.

Anyone with information on Hoff’s whereabouts is asked to Gwinnett County Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404 577-TIPS (8477).

Police investigate fatal Norcross shooting, seek victim's identity


NORCROSS, Ga. -- A man is dead after a shooting in Norcross overnight.

The incident happened at Sienna Heights Apartments in the 1355 block of Graves Road officials said.

There, officials found a Hispanic man shot several times around 2 a.m.

He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Gwinnett County Police are still working to identify the man and and have released a physical description.

He's described as being in his early 30s and is between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Authorities estimate he is between 190 and 200 pounds with a medium build.

Anyone with information on this man's identity or the person who killed him is asked to call the department's homicide unit at 770-513-5300.

Emaciated dog found wrapped in blanket in ditch


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Authorities are investigating after a severely emaciated dog was found wrapped up in a blanket in a Norcross ditch.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, a UPS driver noticed the dog at the intersection of Rotondo Way and Rotondo Place on Thursday. When police unwrapped the blanket, they found the dog in “extremely poor health.”

Police: Man on roller blades steals ambulance


NORCROSS, Ga. – Police say a roller blade-wearing Norcross man stole an ambulance.

Police arrested Brandon Moore for allegedly stealing the vehicle at Singleton Road and Williams Road while crews responded to an accident involving a flipped SUV on Oct. 11.

Moore is facing five charges including theft by taking, obstruction of an EMT.

Authorities say the theft did not interfere with treating patients involved in the accident. Police were able to recover the vehicle with only minor damage.

 


Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run


NORCROSS, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have arrested a 25-year-old Lilburn man for the dealy hit-and-run on Tuesday.

Hakeem Temple was arrested Saturday night. He's charged with vehicular homicide and failure to stop and render aid. Police couldn't provide details regarding the circumstances of the arrest.

Trump makes first campaign stop in Atlanta


NORCROSS, Ga. -- Thousands gathered on Saturday to greet the television star and multi-million dollar business mogul that they hope to see become the next president when he visited metro-Atlanta in his first campaign stop in Georgia.

Before Donald Trump spoke to the crowd, he spoke to the media.  And when he did, he surrounded himself with a very specific group of supporters.

“This is a great group of friends of ours,” he said.

As Donald Trump arrived at his campaign stop in Georgia, he stood with a group of 50 pastors, mostly from African American churches - some from out of state.

“He asked us to come for wisdom; he wanted counsel,” Darryl Scott from New Spirit Revival Center of Cleveland, Ohio said. “And he wanted the hand of God to direct him.”

Trump said the appearance wasn’t planned.

Teacher resigns amid allegations, charges of former student's sexual assault


NORCROSS, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County teacher has resigned his position with a local middle school following allegations that he sexually assaulted a former student.

James Everette Buckland is facing one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual battery for allegedly touching a former student inappropriately.

Buckland resigned from Summerour Middle School on Oct. 1 amid a human resources investigation into the allegations.

Buckland had been employed with the school system since December of 2010 and was a Junior Leadership Corps instructor and full-time employee.

The investigation began on Sept. 30 after receiving word that the former student, now in high school, had reported the incident to an official at her current school.