LITHIA SPRINGS — A Lithia Springs teenager died from a gunshot wound Monday and the Douglas County Sheriff’s office said the incident began over an argument about a video game controller.

At approximately 12:45am on Monday June 10 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen who said they heard a loud noise and saw a group of teens running from one of the residences in Lakeside Mobile Home Park located off Bankhead Highway in Lithia Springs.

Deputies responded to the location and began investigating the source of the noise and the reason for the teens running.

According to Deputies, the investigation revealed that in one of the residences there were two teens that had engaged in an argument over a video game controller. Deputies say the argument lead to one of the teens, Gabriel Martinez Cruz, firing a handgun and shooting Gonzalo Lamar Gonzalez-Abara, causing his death.

Gabriel Cruz of Lithia Springs has been arrested on charges of malice murder and tampering with evidence.

This case is actively under investigation and the sheriff’s department is not releasing further information at this time.

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