Saturday, August 25, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man is wanted on a charge of giving a gun to a boy who accidentally shot a girl to death earlier this month.
Carl Royal Robinson, 20, of 413 Village Bluff is accused of giving a 16-year-old boy the .357 magnum that accidentally discharged, killing Kristen Ivory Hannon, according to an arrest warrant.
The warrant, filed Thursday night, said Robinson is accused of "knowingly and recklessly" furnishing the revolver to a minor on Aug. 3.
Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman confirmed Robinson's connection to the incident. She said he had not been arrested as of Friday.
Hannon, 17, was shot once in the chest about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at a residence at 259 Hardy Lillies Drive in Lawrenceville. Medics administered CPR to Hannon on scene, but she was pronounced dead shortly after at Gwinnett Medical Center.
The boy accused of discharging the weapon is charged with involuntary manslaughter and could face other gun-related charges, Spellman said in a previous interview.
The 16-year-old was playing with the gun and handled the weapon in a very careless manner, which resulted in Hannon being shot, Spellman said.
According to the warrant, Robinson was previously convicted of aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts and is on probation.
Spellman said the case is an ongoing investigation, therefore an incident report or updates in the case or Robinson's whereabouts were not available.