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(Lawrenceville, Ga., December 16, 2022) – The Gwinnett Police SWAT Team has arrested Yahya Abdulkadir (22-year-old male, Dacula) in Lithonia, Ga. and charged him with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault in the murder of Senior Correctional Officer Scott Riner. Abdulkadir was apprehended at 1:30 p.m.

The Gwinnett Police Homicide Unit has been working this case around the clock since early Tuesday when the incident occurred. Through diligent investigative work, detectives were able to identify Abdulkadir as the suspect in this case. He was arrested without incident in the area of 6984 Main Street in Lithonia.

The US Marshall’s Office, the ATF, Gwinnett Sheriff’s Department, and the Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office provided assistance in this case. The suspect will be transported back to Gwinnett County and booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center.

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec 13, 2022) – The Gwinnett Police Department is investigating a shooting that left Scott Riner (59-year-old male, Dacula), Senior Correctional Officer, deceased.

Shortly after 06:20 A.M., officers responded to a “person shot call” at the Correctional Complex at 750 Hi Hope Rd in Lawrenceville. Upon arrival, officers located Riner with a gunshot wound.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Riner was in the parking lot outside the correctional facility when he was shot.

Riner was employed with the Correctional Complex for over ten years. The Gwinnett Police department would like to extend condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers.

No arrest has been made, this is an active investigation, and detectives are exploring all motives. If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Case Number: GP220101120

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