Gunshots, screams: 16-year-old charged with murder of man in Lilburn subdivision

3000 block of Betty Jean Court

Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a deadly shooting in Lilburn over the weekend.

The Gwinnett County police said they received calls late Saturday night reporting gunshots and screams in the Gwens Trail area.

When they arrived at the scene, they found a dead man in his 20s who appeared to have been shot in the 3000 block of Betty Jean Court. On Monday, the victim was identified as 28-year-old Lawrenceville resident Terrence Wesston.

Investigators say they believe that the shooting was drug-related. 

Officers have arrested the suspect, identified as 16-year-old Ryan Abreu, and have charged him with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years old, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Officials say Abreu has been charged as an adult.

As the detectives collect evidence, anyone with information to share in the case is encouraged to contact them at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.