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Murder charges after fight escalates to shooting near Lawrenceville

Police believe there was a fight that broke out between several people in the parking lot, which they said ultimately led to the gunfire.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — One of the two people hurt in a fatal shooting near Lawrenceville Thursday night has been charged with the other person's murder, police said.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to the 300 block of Summer Ridge Lane in Lawrenceville after getting reports of shots fired in the area. The address appears to be that of an apartment complex.

When officers got there, they found 27-year-old Sayvon Redding, in the parking lot. He had been shot at least once, police said. He later died at the hospital from his injuries.

Police said a second man, 21-year-old Isaac Dewater, was found about a block away. He had also been shot, but police said his wound was not life-threatening. 

Early on in the initial investigation, police said they believed there was a fight that broke out between several people in the parking lot, which they said ultimately led to the gunfire. Investigators processed the scene for evidence. 

Dewater was ultimately identified by police as the suspect in the case and was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. 

Meanwhile, investigators are still asking for people to come forward to help with the investigation. If anyone does have information on the case, they are asked to call Gwinnett County Police or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.