Details about a fatal shooting that occurred this past New Year’s Eve in Gwinnette County, Georgia have finally come to light. The Gwinnett Daily Post published a story about the incident on their website this past Friday on Jan. 5.
The incident apparently happened due to a Craigslist deal for a mobile phone gone bad. The incident happened at a Walmart parking lot in Snellville, GA. Per Snelville Detective Kevin Seay, the shooter and victim, who works as a security guard, was meeting with two 21-year-old suspects on New Year’s Eve to sell them a mobile phone.
The suspects were armed. They pulled out their weapon and attempted to rob the victim. The victim then pulled out his firearm. He shot at the suspects.
“Basically, the person who got shot produced a firearm to rob the victim, but the victim jumped out of his vehicle and shot back, hitting one of the suspects. It turned out that the guy who got shot wasn’t the victim, but actually the offender. He and his cousin were arrested, and the victim was not charged,” Seay said.
The suspects have been identified as Rayquan Smith and Jalen Holmes. Holmes is that suspect that was shot.
Seay said that both are being charged with obstruction of justice for lying to police, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of firearm during the commission of a felony. Both Smith and Holmes are being held at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.
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