Friday, December 14, 2012
27 people, 18 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Lawrenceville and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that reportedly took the lives of 18 children and nine adults. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a dialogue and a …
Monday, May 14, 2012
In light of recent incidents, Gwinnett County Officers showed members of the media some of training they go through to prepare to protect and serve.
Last month, Gwinnett County Police officers shot and killed a Lawrenceville man who was reportedly suicidal. This issue is also a sensitive one for the Loganville Police Department and Walton County Sheriff's Office that have had two police shootings in the last three weeks. In all instances, it is reported that the suspect was shot dead by members of law enforcement after attempts to defuse the situation failed. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating as is standard procedure in any fatal police shooting. On Friday, GCPD officers showed members of the media why that decision is never an easy one to make. Experts from GCPD walked journalists through several scenarios involving use of force. From TASERs to when to …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Listen to the call James Clark's friend made to 911 before Gwinnett County Police were forced to shoot and kill the man in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Gwinnett County Police have released the 9-1-1 call from a man who says he's a friend of James Clark. The call was made in an attempt to help Clark, who the caller said was going through a rough time after his fiancee had just left him. Police shot and killed Clark Thursday evening after he approached them with a rifle aimed at the officers. Clark's father and brother were arrested following the incident for disorderly conduct. What do you think about GCPD's actions in this incident? Were the appropriate or over the line? Tell us in the comments section below.
GCPD says James Clark walked towards officers with a rifle pointed towards them after several requests for him to put his weapon down.
Lawrenceville Patch has obtained new information about Thursday evening's police involved shooting on Trophy Trail in unincorporated Lawrenceville. According to Gwinnett County Police Department's Cpl. Jake Smith, officers responded to a call from a friend of James Clark saying Clark was suicidal. The friend told dispatchers Clark had cut himself with a knife and was armed with a gun and had already fired two shots. Clark told his friend he needed to leave because it was not safe for him to be there. The first officers arrived to the home at 556 Trophy Trail at 6:41pm. Eight minutes later, Smith says Clark came out of his home holding a deer rifle with a mounting scope. Officers attempted to negotiate with Clark for the next 14 minutes …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The shooting took place overnight at the CVS Pharmacy at 1187 Grayson Highway at Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville.
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Monday, March 5, 2012
There was a shooting at the CVS Pharmacy at 1187 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville overnight. Gwinnett County police report the scene was cleared by 2 a.m. Monday morning and they are actively pursuing leads in the case. A spokesman with the Gwinnett County police said the victim is a male of unknown of age. He sustained a gunshot wound to the left side of his head. He was conscious when officers arrived and is now listed in critical condition at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. More details will follow as they become available.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Police are investigating; preliminary reports suggest the men were shot.
Gwinnett Police were on the scene at a townhouse-style residence at 1687 Cannonball Court in unincorporated Lawrenceville, where three men were found dead by a passerby earlier this evening. Early police reports suggested the men had been shot. GCPD spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith says a father was walking by the home with his children when he saw one of the bodies in the breezeway of the four-unit building. He immediately called police at around 6:45pm. Investigators found the bodies of the other two victims inside one of the units. According to Smith, it did not appear as though the home was being lived in as there was no furniture inside the unit. Lawrenceville Patch will continue to update this story as it develops.
Friday, November 4, 2011
GCPD says a 22 year old male was shot on the property of the Wesley Herrington Apartments.
At about 7:15 Friday evening, Gwinnett County Police responded to a call of a drive-by shooting at the Wesley Herrington Apartments at 1400 Herrington Rd. According to Gwinnett County Police Department's Cpl. Jake Smith, it appears the 22 year old victim was sitting inside his car when he was shot. It is unclear if he was shot multiple times, but the victim had several wounds related to the shooting. He was transported to the hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. Smith says the shooting occurred inside the gates of the gated community where the victim lived. There is no indication that the suspect lived in the apartment complex. Police say the silver passenger car with two people inside drove off after the shooting.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A 14 year old boy was reportedly shot in the back.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011
At around 9pm Saturday evening, Gwinnett County Police were called to Discover Mills Mall where a teen reportedly had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found a 14 year old boy who had been shot in the back. He was taken to Egleston Hospital and his injuries are reportedly not life threatening. According to initial reports, two groups began fighting in the parking in front of Burlington Coat Factory. One person took out a gun and several shots were fired, with one hitting the victim. Police continue to investigate.