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Suspect arrested in shooting of father and son in Snellville

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SNELLVILLE — A suspect is in custody after a shooting Thursday morning in Snellville.

It all started just before 7 a.m. when Gwinnett County Police Department officers encountered a suspicious vehicle while patrolling in the area of Summer Wood Drive. 

Officers were checking the area due to a car break-in nearby and noticed the suspicious vehicle and tried to perform a traffic stop on it. When they did, two suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

At about 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting on Countryside Way, about ½ mile from the suspicious vehicle location. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered the homeowner and his 10 year old son had been shot; their injuries were not life-threatening.

“The homeowner encountered the suspect in his garage attempting to steal a bicycle. The homeowner confronted the suspect, who produced a handgun and shot at the victims, then fled on foot. The shooting suspect matched the description of one of the suspects who originally fled the suspicious vehicle,” said Gwinnett Police spokesman Jake Smith.

Police set up a large perimeter. In addition to uniform patrol officers, the K9 Unit, a small SWAT element, and the Aviation Unit participated in the search. At about 9:00 a.m., The K9 officer tracked a suspect to a vehicle parked at the back of a residential property on Lenora Road.

The suspect, later identified as 17-year-old Jacobi Chomicki, was bitten by the K9 during the arrest. He was checked by an ambulance and transported to police headquarters.

According to police, Chomicki was confirmed to be the shooter and one of the suspects who fled from the initial suspicious vehicle.

Chomicki is suspected in several other crimes in Gwinnett County. He has not been booked in at the Gwinnett County Detention Center and remains in custody with detectives.

Police are still looking for the second suspect.

Police are asking anyone has any information to share in this case to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.

To remain anonymous, tipsters can 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.

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Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.
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