A 35-year-old Tennessee man was shot to death Friday morning in Gwinnett County — and police said the person who shot him is claiming it was done in self defense.
The victim has been identified as William Damron, according to Gwinnett County police. Officers found his body when they responded to the Paces Crossing Apartments around 7 a.m. after getting a report of a person shot, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
Investigators said a dispute between the estranged husband and wife as well as a third party led to the shooting. So far, police have not filed any charges in the shooting, which the third party and witnesses claim was a result of self-defense. And they have not released the name of the person who shot Damron.
Man Stabs Woman to Death Infront of Their Child
A man allegedly stabbed a woman to death and then attempted to kill himself inside a Gwinnett County home. And police on Thursday obtained warrants to charge him with felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and third-degree child cruelty, according to Gwinnett County police.
Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to 825 Club Place in Duluth after getting a report of a stabbing, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said. When officers arrived they found the victim, 32-year-old Marisol Rodriguez, dead from apparent stab wounds, Smith said.
The suspect, 36-year-old Vicente Rivadeneira-Torres, had collapsed nearby with a knife protruding from his chest, Smith said. Rivadeneira was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, he said.
The investigation revealed that the couple had a domestic dispute prior to the stabbing, Smith said. He did not say what prompted the dispute, which police said then escalated into Rivadeneira allegedly stabbing Rodriguez before turning the knife on himself.
The couple’s 10-year-old daughter witnesses the incident, but then fled the residence to seek help, police said. She was not injured and has since been released to the custody of relatives, Smith said.
Rivadeneira remained hospitalized Friday in serious condition, but is expected to survive his injuries, police said. He will remain under guard while hospitalized and once he is released he will be transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center, Smith said.