Two Men Robbed and Attacked, One Man Dies
(Lawrenceville, Georgia) Two men were robbed and attacked this past weekend, and one man has since died. On Friday, December 7, at around 10:15 pm, officers assigned to the Central Precinct were dispatched to 4308 Leland Place Lane (Leland Place Apartments) in unincorporated Lawrenceville in reference to suspicious activity. When officers arrived they found a Hispanic male, later identified as Marcos Abraham Guerra (age 32, Dacula), with significant injuries to his face. Marcos was unconscious. He was eventually transported to a local hospital by the Gwinnett County Fire Department.
The victim's wallet and cell phone were missing. As of late Friday and early Saturday morning, the victim was listed in critical condition with serious facial injuries and head trauma.
On Sunday, December 9, the GCPD Homicide Unit was contacted. According to the hospital, the victim was declared deceased (no brain activity) on December 8. (The victim’s body is being kept on a ventilator for organ donation.)
The detectives generated a solid lead as to who the suspects could be. Glenda Carter (age 20, Lawrenceville) and Russell Williams (age 22, Lawrenceville) were in the process of being evicted from the apartment complex. Russell’s brother, Zarius Williams (age 21, Dacula), was also in the area at the time of the crime.
While conducting research into this event, the detectives were notified of another victim, Simon Fuentes (age 48, Jefferson), who had been transported to the hospital on Sunday at around 2 pm. After Simon was attacked, he drove away from the location and called for an ambulance to a nearby home. Simon and Marcos were both robbed and physically assaulted with a baseball bat by two black males and a white female. Simon sustained head trauma and a broken arm. He is expected to survive his injuries.
These were two separate attacks by the same suspects. Neither victim knew one another or the suspects. The motive for these crimes appear to be robbery.
On Monday, December 10, the Homicide Unit learned that the suspects were at/near the Red Roof Inn at 5171 Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident.
The detectives are confident that there are no additional victims nor was anyone else involved. We are very fortunate that these suspects were caught as quickly as they were. There is a strong possibility that more people could have been victimized by Glenda, Russell, and Zarius if they were not caught when they were.