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Police & Fire Reports

Man survives

being hit by car

•LILBURN - A man was hospitalized Thursday evening after he was struck by a car on Lawrenceville Highway near James Road, police said.

The man, whose identity has not been released by police, survived the incident, but the extent of his injuries was unknown Friday.

No information about the identity of the motorist was released as of Friday evening.

Police shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 29 Thursday, detouring traffic along James Road, while Gwinnett County's Accident Investigation Unit worked at the scene.

A public information officer for the Gwinnett County Police Department said no further information was available Friday.

Fire destroys Winder house

•WINDER - Fire on Friday destroyed a home on Westwood Lane near Winder. The residents escaped unharmed.

When Barrow County firefighters arrived at 1:43 a.m., fire was in the attic and blazing through the roof. The closest fire hydrant stood about 1 mile from the home and additional fire units helped shuttle water to the scene.

Firefighters attacked the fire from inside the house until a portion of the roof collapsed. The fire is believed to have started near the fireplace and chimney. Firefighters worked until 6:25 a.m. to extinguish the blaze.

Police chief picked for national meeting

•WINDER - Chief Stanley Rodgers was chosen as one of 24 law enforcement executives from across the nation to participate in the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

During the three-day meeting in San Francisco, Calif., Rodgers and his colleagues will learn innovative approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. Additional training will center on assessing agency performance and sharing challenges and solutions with law enforcement colleagues.

The expenses for participants to attend the Institute are covered under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to the IACP.

Armed pair rob Mexican restaurant

•NORCROSS - Two armed men robbed Carmelita's Mexicano Tienda at 5050 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross Tuesday night.

According to a police report, two Hispanic men entered the store around 10:30 p.m. demanding the store clerk give them money from the register.

One of the men hit the clerk in the head with his gun before fleeing the store. The men took numerous phone cards, about $600 and four chains from around the clerk's neck.

The clerk said one of the men shot at him but missed. He told police the men fled in a vehicle believed to be a dark colored SUV.

Snellville man

shoots self in chest

•SNELLVILLE - A Snellville man was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after his semi-automatic handgun fell out of his holster and accidentally shot him in the chest.

According to a police report, 28-year-old Stacy Lee Robinson was working on his home on Kessock Ridge Trail in Snellville when his gun fell, shooting him.

A neighbor learned of the shooting and drove Robinson to the Gwinnett County Fire Department in Snellville. Robinson was then transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

- From staff reports