Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Crime & Courts

Update: Man, 22, wanted for allegedly opening fire at a hotel party, killing 1

See also

Police have identified the man they believe opened fire into a crowd at a party at a Gwinnett County hotel last week, killing one man. Now they are hoping to catch him.

Cory Marzette, 22, is wanted for murder and aggravated assault in the June 11 shooting of 23-year-old Paris Brown, according to Gwinnett County police. Detectives believe that Marzette had an ongoing dispute with some attendees at the party, which led him and an unidentified accomplice to allegedly fire into the crowd, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Brown was the only one struck, but police don’t believe he was specifically targeted victim.
The shooting happened 2 a.m. inside the Quality Inn at 3500 Venture Pkwy. in Duluth, Smith said. But the victim was transported to the hospital by someone at the party, police said.

Some officers responded to the hospital while others went to the scene of the shooting, Smith said. Investigators at the crime scene had trouble obtaining the details of what happened, he said.

“Most of the witnesses were generally uncooperative with the investigation,” Smith said. “The only description of the suspects obtained so far is one masked man and one without a mask.”

Anyone with information about the shooting or Marzette’s whereabouts is asked to call GCPD Homicide Unit detectives at (770) 513-5300. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-877 or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters are eligible to receive up to $2000.00 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.