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Gwinnett Police say brothers-in-law got into fight, then one hit and killed the other with a truck

The department said it happened on Windsor Oak Circle in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: The man accused of hitting and killing his brother-in-law with a truck was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to the Gwinnett Police Department. 


ORIGINAL STORY: Gwinnett County Police are looking for a man who they said is on the run after allegedly running over his brother-in-law with a truck.

Police said early Saturday morning they were investigating a pedestrian accident death in unincorporated Lawrenceville as an "intentional" homicide.

11Alive's Karys Belger reports from the scene that police said the incident started as a fight between two brothers-in-law in the backyard of a home, with the fight evidently escalating into the road where one, a woman's brother, hit and killed her husband with his pickup truck.

Police later released the victim's identity as a 41-year-old Juan Davila. Authorities said the suspect is a 34-year-old man, who is still at large.

"We believe that the man in the pickup truck intentionally ran over the pedestrian," said Gwinnett Police Sgt. Michele Pihera.

The department said it happened on Windsor Oak Circle, with the call coming in at 5:15 a.m. following a family Christmas gathering that had begun the night before.

Police said Davila was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

The suspect is not in custody, and police are hoping to locate him and speak to him. Investigators say he was last seen driving a black Dodge Ram 3500 with a Georgia license plate. Police said he has active warrants for felony murder and aggravated assault.  

"According to detectives, this incident appears to be an intentional act and is being investigated as a homicide," a police statement said.

The statement added that GCPD's homicide unit and CSI were on scene.

"We'd like him to come forward and give his side of the story," Pihera said.

Anyone with information about the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call  911 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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