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Man shot dead in Norcross

NORCROSS — Police say the middle man in a botched drug deal Thursday night came to his end after the suspects who bought cocaine from him decided they were unhappy with the product.

Gwinnett County Police found Ulice Leatherberry, 40, dead from gun shot wounds at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday near the 3300 block of Hidden Cove Circle in unincorporated Norcross.

“The investigation revealed that the victim had facilitated a drug deal earlier in the day,” said Cpl. Jake Smith. “The victim had traveled to Atlanta with the suspects to complete the deal, then returned to his home on Hidden Cove Circle.”

Smith said the suspects “were not satisfied with the drugs they had purchased and attempted to get their money back from the victim.”

As the middle-man, Leatherberry was unable to return their money, Smith said. At about 11:30 p.m. Leatherberry fled his apartment and tried to evade the suspects. They caught up with him in the parking lot and fired several rounds at him, Smith said. He was struck and killed by one of the shots.

Smith said detectives are actively working leads in the case and not currently releasing information about the suspects.

Anyone with information on the case can call Gwinnett County Police Department detectives at (770) 513-5300.

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Location of shooting

Location of shooting

Comments

docgreen1499 2 years, 4 months ago

Ok ..really....this is PEACHTREE CORNERS CITY.......not Norcross....they wanted to become a city so badly now give them the credit where credit is do and stop calling it Norcross....they wanted nothing to do with Norcross....incorporated area or not...they have to finally admit their S^&%$&$& don't stink and acknowledge it !!!!!!

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teelee 2 years, 4 months ago

Give them a chance to clean it up. It is the unincorporated areas of Norcross that suck. The city of Norcross does a great job of fighting crime and enforcing zoning issues within the city limits. No wonder P.C.C. wants to break off and do their own thing since getting the county to enforce something takes an act of God.

Down Town Norcross still reminds me of Mayberry USA

Down Town Norcross still reminds me of Mayberry USA by teelee

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