Gwinnett police arrest murder suspect in connected to triple shooting

A suspect wanted in connection to the triple shooting that killed one person in early August has been arrested, police say.

Christopher Jean-Pierre was taken into custody Monday and charged with the murder of 22-year-old Julius Vance. 

Christopher Jean-Pierre (Gwinnett County Police Department)

The shooting happened on August 2 at 734 Beaver Ruin Road in Lilburn near the La Fiesta at Beaver Ruin, according to investigators.

Lilburn officers working an off-duty job nearby heard gunshots and went to the scene. When the off-duty officers arrived they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. 

Witnesses told police the second victim, who suffered an apparent gunshot to the chest, left the scene and went into the back of a pickup truck before officers arrived. 

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Police later found the victim in the area of Burns Walk Court.

Both victims were taken to Northside Gwinnett Hospital, with serious injuries. 

A third victim was found nearby at a residence off Cliffglen Way. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Investigators believe all three victims arrived at the location of the shooting together.


Jean-Pierre was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

An investigation continues.

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