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Drug deal leaves one dead

LAWRENCEVILLE - A drug deal erupted into gunfire Friday night, leaving one man dead, police said.

The shooting occurred at a Subway at 2715 Loganville Highway in unincorporated Loganville, where four men met for a drug transaction involving Xanax, said Gwinnett Police Cpl. Illana Spellman.

Investigators believe 18-year-old Jeremy Williams of Snellville shot at a vehicle driven by Samatar Heban, 22, of Grayson, and Heban returned gunfire.

Gentry Allison, a black man of unknown age and address who was a passenger in Heban's car, was reportedly shot during the exchange.

Heban drove his friend to Emory Eastside Hospital in Snellville, where he later died, Spellman said.

Heban was arrested at the hospital after Snellville police contacted the county department. Spellman said Williams was arrested after he went home and called 911 saying he was robbed at gunpoint. Investigators interviewed him about his involvement in the shooting.

Both men are being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, while a 16-year-old Asian boy from Loganville, who was in the car with Williams, is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

Williams has been charged with one count of murder and with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act. The youth, who has not been identified, also faces the drug charge.

Heban faces armed robbery and murder charges for his role in the shooting, Spellman said.