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Man found dead inside home following altercation at party, police say

Gwinnett County Police identified 20-year-old Christopher Morand as the victim.

SUWANEE, Ga. — The Gwinnett County Police Department is actively investigating a homicide, they said on Tuesday afternoon, after receiving "credible information" that a person was shot. 

The body of 20-year-old Christopher Morand was found inside at the home located at 528 Taylor Road, police said. 

Detectives responded to the scene and received information from multiple people that a party took place at the residence the night before. 

Police said those witnesses provided detectives with information that the victim was shot after getting into an altercation with other people who were attending the party.

They said there is a history of incidents at the house, but would not elaborate further. 

The victim's mother told 11Alive News that she learned about her son being shot hours after the incident occurred.

"It was all over Instagram," Wislyn Morand said. 

"We didn't know about it until someone called my daughter, who is in Washington, D.C. Then, she called us."

Morand also said that she wants her son's killer to be brought to justice.

"I hope they catch whoever did it. I hope they catch him and make him pay for what he did to my son," she said. 

Detectives are continuing to process the crime scene and speak with witnesses. Anyone with information about this incident or the party is being asked to contact police through Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. 

Return to 11Alive.com for updates on this developing story. 


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