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UPDATE #2: (Lawrenceville, Ga. December 1, 2022) Gwinnett Police Homicide detectives have charged Shamuel Benjamin (18 year old male, Snellville) in connection with the death of Timothy Buchanan. Benjamin has been charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

Over the course of the investigation, detectives developed reason to believe that both parties met to conduct a drug transaction.

The Gwinnett Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Squad arrested Benjamin without incident on November 30.

UPDATE #1: (Lawrenceville, Ga. October 3, 2022) The victim in this case has been identified as Timothy Buchanan (17 year old male, Lawrenceville).

ORIGINAL: (Lawrenceville, Ga., October 2nd, 2022) – On October 2nd, 2022, at approximately 4:00 P.M. Gwinnett County Police Officers assigned to the Bay Creek Precinct were dispatched to the report of a person shot on Mariray Ct, Lawrenceville. When officers arrived on scene, they located an approximately 17-year-old male deceased from an apparent gunshot wound on the subdivision’s basketball court.

The GCPD Homicide and Crime Scene Investigations Units are currently on scene conducting further investigation. The motive for this incident remains unknown and no arrests have been made 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.

Case Number: GP220079761

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