Vigil held for teen shot at bus stop in Lawrenceville

Loved ones gathered to grieve for the death of a Central Gwinnett High School student who died after he was shot at a bus stop earlier this week. 

The vigil held at Rose Jordan Park on Friday night was in remembrance of 16-year-old Timothy Barnes Jr., who was found shot Tuesday at around 6:30 a.m. in the Saddle Shoals neighborhood off of Spring Lake Road.

"He didn't deserve this," Melissa Walker, a friend of Barnes' mother, Latoya Nicholson, said. "He was a quiet boy who liked playing sports and going to school."

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She said the shooting resulted from a fight. Barnes was rushed to an area hospital where he remained on life-support until Thursday.

The suspect 17-year-old Serar Abdi made his first appearance in front of a Gwinnett County Magistrate Court judge on Thursday morning in connection to the shooting. Investigators said Abdi and Barnes were classmates who live around the corner from each other and had gotten into an argument the day before the shooting.

Abdi is now being charged with malice murder, aggravated assault, and the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He remains in the Gwinnett County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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Friends established a GoFundMe to help cover funeral expenses

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