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Girlfriend stabbed, man dead following domestic dispute

SNELLVILLE — A domestic argument that led to a man’s death early Sunday morning was not the first time Gwinnett County Police were called to the residence.

The latest incident, at about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, involved a woman who suffered a stab wound to the back, and her boyfriend who died from a gunshot wound to the head, police said. When officers arrived, the woman asked them to “please come help, I can’t move,” before police kicked the front door in at 3853 White Pine Road.

Gwinnett County firefighters assisted the woman, and transported her to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police officers found a handgun in the kitchen, an incident report said. Gwinnett Police said the man’s death is being investigated as a suicide, and the female victim is not a suspect in his death.

The person who called police said, “he had just stabbed his girlfriend and to send help.” The woman told officers on scene that she and the man had gotten into an argument just prior to the incident.

The man identified in the report was Stephen Bringier, 51, of Snellville.

Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith said police responded to that address for a reported theft in 2011, and two other domestic dispute reports in 2010 and 2011. In the 2011 incident, a woman was arrested on a battery charge.