Teen possible target of drive-by

LILBURN - A former gang member may have been the target of a drive-by shooting Tuesday on Dickens Road.

A family was home sleeping at 4:10 a.m. when they heard two gunshots and a bullet pierce the window of their house. The house had also been shot at approximately six months ago, according to a police report.

A 16-year-old boy living in the house told officers he didn't know who the suspects were but he might know the motive. The boy admitted he was affiliated with a gang called the Southsiders approximately two years ago and went by the name "Dopey."

Estranged husband accused

of shooting wife's boyfriend

SNELLVILLE - A 36-year-old Snellville man was arrested Monday after he allegedly shot his estranged wife's boyfriend.

Claude Steven Jones broke into the garage of his estranged wife's home, according to a police report. When the woman's boyfriend, 47-year-old Billy Bromwell, walked into the garage, Jones allegedly confronted him with a gun. Bromwell armed himself with a pistol and returned fire, but he ran out of bullets, the police report stated.

Jones allegedly shot Bromwell in the chest and then drove away from the house in a 2003 gold Lexus. Bromwell was alert and breathing when police arrived, and able to recount what happened.

Snellville police spotted the Lexus shortly after the shooting and arrested Jones after he crashed in front of his subdivision. He is charged with aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

- From staff reports