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1 dead, teen injured after shooting near Loganville; suspect arrested

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, it happened on Foxberry Run.

LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A moment of violence in a quiet Gwinnett subdivision ended with a man dead and a teen injured, police said on Saturday morning. Police have since arrested the person they believe pulled the trigger.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the shooting happened in a neighborhood on Foxberry Run around 6:30 a.m. 

The 16-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and later released. 

Authorities said the teen lived in the subdivision and that the 20-year-old victim who died was his friend. Gwinnett County Police later identified the man as Devond Holmes. 

On March 18, police said they arrested Makilyn Manzie, 17, from Loganville, in connection to the shooting after following leads and using evidence left at the scene. He's been charged with Aggravated Assault, Felony Murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 

Authorities said homeowners in the area are "very shocked" and are not used to seeing crime in the area. For Sanford Darlington, it was an alarming wake-up call.

"It was 6:27 and I heard shots outside," he said.

His doorbell camera recorded the nine shots next door that prompted him to call 911.

"I was shaking and having a hard time recalling the events and even remembering what my address was," he said. "It was just so nerve-wracking."

Police said the SUV was parked outside the teen's home. Around it, glass littered the pavement.

"It was real quick," Darlington said. "The guy didn't have a chance."

Neighbors have added that the community hadn't seen much crime in the past, making the violence that morning all the more disturbing.

At least one neighbor 11Alive spoke with said they are considering extra cameras around the house. Police and neighbors alike, meanwhile, are trying to understand why the shooting happened in the first place.

"Everyone seems to just want some answers, to figure out why; make sure they're safe in their own house," one Gwinnett Police spokesperson said. "Because this is a residence - there are a lot of neighborhoods and kids nearby. They want answers."

But, as he again watched the video his doorbell recorded, Darlington said one thought seems to reverberate in his mind.

"That it's time to move," he said.

Police said investigators are still working to identify the motive of this homicide. They are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the arrest of a suspect.