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(Lawrenceville, Ga., August 29, 2022) – On August 27, 2022 Gwinnett Police Bay Creek officers were dispatched to a call regarding a person shot in the 1100 block of Rose Terrace Cir in Loganville. When they arrived they located one male, Daniel Covington (31 year old male, Loganville) suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he died.

Kendell Evans (23 year old male, Lithonia) was on-scene when officers arrived. He cooperated with the investigation and said that he had just arrived at the location to attend a family event when Covington approached him and engaged in a verbal argument with him. Covington challenged Evans to a physical fight which Evans refused. Evans retreated and attempted to get away from Covington but Covington pursued him. Evans believed that Covington was armed and was going to shoot him. Evans said he shot Covington to protect himself from being shot. There was evidence located on scene that corroborated Evans’ statements.

The investigation is currently active. No charges have been filed at this time. 

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. 

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