Sunday, March 12, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - A man was shot in what he told police was a carjacking early Saturday, but officers said the man probably knows the shooter.
Cpl. R. D. Work, a spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department, said a Hispanic man called 911 saying that he was carjacked and had been shot in the neck.
The man was transferred to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Cpl. Lou Gregoire said, but police questioned the validity of his story on the ambulance ride to the hospital.
Gregoire said the man told police that he had been carjacked from his home, but that his car was found abandoned at Williams and Tug roads, a half-mile from his location.
The man told police that he had been shot while running from his vehicle and that there had been two carjackers, Gregoire said, one with a gun and another with a knife. The one with the gun used to live with him, the man told police, but he claimed not to know his name.
"He knows the guy who did this," Gregoire said. "It's either a domestic or a drug deal gone bad. It's not what he originally said when he called 911."
Gregoire also said the man's injury was to his shoulder, and he was conscious, alert and breathing on the way to the hospital.
Work said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.