Police: 'Persons of interest' in murder case now suspects

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett police are looking for three men they now consider suspects in the Dec. 11 slaying of 21-year-old Leo Fletcher at a Club Drive convenience store.

Two of the three men authorities labeled "persons of interest" in a Dec. 29 press release are now "suspects in the murder investigation of Leo Fletcher," said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli.

Another man, 20-year-old Dion Harris Jr., of Sacramento, was arrested soon after the shooting and is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Legacy Lane where they found Fletcher in a gray Chevrolet Malibu, dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Police said as they were conducting their investigation at the crime scene - the shooting occurred about a mile-and-a-half away at 3452 Club Drive - Harris arrived at Gwinnett Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He reportedly told authorities he and Fletcher had exchanged gunfire when a marijuana deal turned sour.

It is unclear what role police believe the three additional suspects played in the killing. Authorities said the trio is traveling in a white Chevrolet Tahoe with chrome rims.

All three suspects are black men. Police describe one suspect as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 180 pounds, another as 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and the third as between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, with dreadlocks.

Anyone with information concerning the identity or whereabouts of these men is asked to contact Investigator Rowell at 770-513-5353 or 404-207-0576.