Victims identified in Norcross double homicide as teenagers

2 found dead in Norcross

NORCROSS, Ga. — Gwinnett County Police are investigating after two people were found dead in separate locations of the same Norcross neighborhood.

According to Gwinnett County Police Corp. Deon Washington, a surveyor found a man dead of gunshot wounds in an area between two homes in the 6000 block of Wandering Way around 9:30 a.m.

A short time later, police investigating a reported theft at a nearby pool house discovered a woman dead inside of a vehicle. She had also been shot, police said.

Tuesday, authorities identified the man as Jaquille Thomas, 18, and Angelique Bowman, 19. They are both from Stone Mountain and neither victim lived in the subdivision.

Investigators are working to determine the relationship between the two teens who were found about 200 yards from each other. 

A woman came up to 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom asking to see a picture of the Dodge Nitro involved in the crime.  She says the car belongs to her and that it was her son driving it.  She has not heard from her son or his girlfriend since Sunday night and had no idea why they would be in this neighborhood.

The woman said she saw news of the shootings online and thought she recognized her car.  She came to the scene to find out for sure.

"I know that's how my truck is and that him and his girlfriend was gone," said the woman whom we are choosing not to identify.

Homeowners Association President Raymond Mayes also told Lindstrom that he did not recognize the vehicle and thought it was unlikely that the two lived in the neighborhood.

Mayes said there was a surveillance camera pointed right at the parking lot where the woman was found.  He believes someone tried to damage it, hoping to get rid of the evidence.  But he said it didn't work.  It's unclear whether the person seen on the video was involved in the theft, murders or unrelated.  The community gave the video to police to decide.

Police went door to door to see what neighbors saw and heard. One homeowner said she saw a man walking around looking at his phone shortly after midnight, then heard a series of gunfire. She had hoped it was fireworks. Everyone else seemed to hear only silence.

"Just dead silence. Death occurred in the middle of silence," Mayes said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Atlanta CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS(8477).

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