UPDATE: Lawrenceville man arrested in Thursday fatal shooting case

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 11:30AM on Saturday 27th February 2021 ( 2 months ago )

Gwinnett County Police have identified and arrested a 70-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of another man near a Lawrenceville elementary school.

In a release, the police department says Stanley Elliot of Lawrenceville was identified as a suspect in the murder of 44-year-old Anthony Collins, also of Lawrenceville, on Riverside Parkway Thursday. On Friday, police met with Elliot and arrested him. He faces charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During a Felony.

Published reports issued Thursday said Collins' body was spotted in a parking lot. He was lying next to a vehicle and suffering from a single gunshot wound. 

The parking lot is located near the Riverside Gables neighborhood and not far from McKendree Elementary School. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that residents heard a gunshot just after 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the motive for the shooting is still unknown. Elliot is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Jail.

70-year-old Stanley Elliot of Lawrenceville

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