Gwinnett Police say a road rage incident left one person dead, another hospitalized and another jailed

Street rage took a lethal flip in Gwinnett County Sunday afternoon.

Omar Cantillo Avila, 45, has died. One in all his passengers was taken to hospital. Police arrested Luis Cruz, 18, and charged him with first-degree homicide and aggravated assault.

The taking pictures occurred on the entrance to the Durham Ridge subdivision close to Harbins and Dickens roads round 12:00 p.m.

Surveillance video confirmed the sound of speedy gunfire.

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“My mother handed it just a few seconds in the past. Yeah, it may need been my mother,” Taryn Nix mentioned.

Nix stood within the crowd and watched police gather proof for greater than seven hours. On the entrance, Avila’s household was in tears, not prepared to talk publicly.

“I am sending prayers as a result of it is so messy,” Nix mentioned.

Avila’s brother informed Channel 2’s Courtney Francisco Avila that Abba is initially from Colombia. He was driving his black SUV with two associates with him Sunday afternoon when police mentioned he met a driver named Luis Cruz. Investigators mentioned one thing sparked the anger that escalated into the taking pictures.

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“Folks have to take a deep breath, settle down and never resort to firearms to resolve what quantities to an unspeakable incident,” Capt. Scott Bennett mentioned.

Capt. Bennett mentioned proof exhibits the 2 males opened fireplace. Avila didn’t succeed. One in all his associates was taken to the hospital. He mentioned Cruz ran after throwing an extended gun subsequent to Avila’s SUV.

Then, whereas investigators had been gathering proof, Capt. Bennett mentioned Cruz’s uncle referred to as.

“He mentioned his nephew was with him, that his nephew was concerned, and he wished to show himself in,” Captain Bennett mentioned.

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Employees from the Gwinnett County Prosecutor’s Workplace and brokers with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had been on the scene to help the Lilburn Police Division in processing proof.

The street was opened to visitors by 7:30 p.m.

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