Jul 29, 2014

Teenager Shot to Death in Grayson

News nearby: Police found the body of a teenager at an address in Grayson after receiving report of a person shot. This is being investigated as a homicide.

(Editor's note: this story originally appeared on Loganville-Grayson Patch.)

Update, 4:54 p.m.: Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith identified the victim as 14-year-old Paul Sampleton. Police said his father came home at about 2:30 p.m., discovered his son's body, and called police. Grayson High School was on early release for the day. Police are still trying to determine if the boy walked in on a robbery or was ambushed. They don't know if he was targeted specifically, but say they are following up on leads.

Update, 4:19 p.m.: Police said the victim was a 14-year-old boy, a Grayson High School student, who might have unkowningly walked into a robbery. It's not clear if it was his home or someone else's.

Original post: Gwinnett County Police report that at 2:40 p.m. Dec. 19, police responded to a report of a person shot at a home on Haynescrest Drive in Grayson. A male teenager was found deceased inside, apparently from a gunshot wound.  Detectives are enroute to the scene. Police report that this case is being treated as a homicide. 

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