GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, an Atlanta man is on the run after shooting his ex-girlfriend in front of their 1-year-old daughter.

The police report says that officers responded to a call about a “person shot” on Laurel Bend Court in Snellville at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

A family member told authorities that the woman’s ex-boyfriend was supposed to be dropping off diapers at the home when he shot his 22-year old ex-girlfriend with the couple’s 1-year old child nearby. After shooting the woman, the man then fired multiple rounds at the home. Police say the family members inside the house were not hurt.

The motivation for the incident is still under investigation. The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Venezia O. Cole. He was seen fleeing the area in a black 2009 Infiniti G37 with temporary tag number P0945250. 

Man shoots ex-girlfriend snellville
Gwinnett County Police

Venezia has been charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault 3 counts
  • Aggravated Battery 1 count
  • Cruelty to Children 1st Degree 1 count
  • Possession of a Firearm during a Felony 5 counts
  • Criminal Damage to Property 2nd Degree 1 count

Police are asking that if you know of Cole’s whereabouts, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit

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