Man accused in Fourth of July shooting

TUCKER - A man accused of shooting and injuring an acquaintance on the Fourth of July was arrested Friday at a Tucker motel.

David Thomas Fuller, 42, of Snellville had been staying at the Red Roof Inn on U.S. Highway 29 in Tucker using an assumed name since last week, Detective J.P. Wilbanks of the Gwinnett County Police Department said. Police got a tip concerning his whereabouts and watched his room for several hours before arresting Fuller about 2 p.m. Friday.

He is charged with aggravated assault.

Police believe Fuller shot 31-year-old Shane Henley after he came to his house at 2963 Parkwood Road to lend Fuller $50. Before Henley exited his car, Fuller walked up and shot him in the arm with a shotgun loaded with bird shot, Wilbanks said. Henley reportedly tried to get out and run away, but he was shot again in the back of the head.

Henley was hospitalized with serious injuries, but he has since been released from the hospital.

Man accidentally shoots himself

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 37-year-old Florida man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand Friday at a home on Swath Moore Drive.

A female acquaintance of Bernard Dumas asked him to remove the magazine from her small pistol, according to police reports. When Dumas attempted to clear the weapon, he shot himself in the hand.

Dumas' dropped the gun and ran outside, police reports

said. The woman drove him to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment.

Marijuana found on undeveloped land

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lilburn woman on Thursday found marijuana plants growing on undeveloped property on Hutchins Road.

The property owner told police she had gone to pick blackberries about 6:30 p.m. when she noticed wooden gates used to block traffic from entering had been cut down. Then she discovered several plastic cups containing marijuana plants, according to police reports.

The woman took two of the cups home and called police, who confirmed that the plants were marijuana by sight and smell. A total of four plants were recovered from the property and destroyed.

- From staff reports