UPDATE #2: HOMICIDE – PEACHTREE CORNERS CIRCLE

UPDATE #2:  Gwinnett Sheriff’s Deputies were attempting to locate Aaron Woods and serve warrants for Aggravated Assault and Felony Murder.  Deputies believed they had located Woods inside an apartment in Peachtree Corners, but were unable to make direct contact with Woods.  The decision was made to call Gwinnett Police SWAT Team, believing Woods was possibly barricaded in the apartment.  After several hours and numerous attempts no contact was made with Woods.  Gwinnett Police SWAT Team made entry into the apartment and located Woods deceased of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Detectives, CSI, and the Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to continue the investigation. 

UPDATE #1: The victim in this case has been identified as Kendall Reid (22 year old male from Peachtree Corners).  Investigators have obtained warrants for Aaron Woods (22 years old from Peachtree Corners) for Aggravated Assault and Felony Murder.  Detectives believe that Reid and Woods were family acquaintances and met with each other at the location of the murder.  When they arrived, they had an altercation and investigators believe Woods shot Reid.  Woods is not in custody.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on his location to contact the police immediately.

ORIGINAL: (Peachtree Corners, Ga., April 25, 2021) – The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a man in front of a convenience store.

Officers assigned to the West Precinct were dispatched to a “person shot” call in front of 3330 Peachtree Corners Circle in Peachtree Corners.  When they arrived, they located a male lying in the parking lot in between two parked cars with at least one gunshot wound.  Members of the Gwinnett County Fire Department responded and attempted to render aid.  The victim died at the scene. 

Detectives are working with the business to determine if their video cameras captured the crime or anything significant to this investigation.

The victim is a black male in his 20s.  He was a frequent customer to the business. 

The motive for the crime is still unknown but detectives are urging witnesses to call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Case Number:  21-031782  

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