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Gwinnett police report tells different story in officer-involved death


ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has obtained new information in a death investigation involving Gwinnett Police officers.

On July 11, 35-year-old George Mann died while in the custody of Gwinnett County Police. The investigation was immediately turned over to the GBI; the day after Mann's death, the agency said in an initial statement that Mann became unresponsive soon after being drive stunned with a Taser, and later died.

But in a Gwinnett County police report, newly obtained by 11Alive News, there is no mention of a Taser ever being used.

Officers responded to a home on Rock Place Drive after a 911 call that Mann had been acting strangely. In the descriptive two-page narrative, the officer describes Mann yelling from inside of a neighbor's closed garage, shouting "let me out of here" and "I'll shoot all of you."

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Surveillance video shows restaurant robbery


SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police hope the public will recognize the two men who robbed a restaurant manager at gunpoint.

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Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on July 19, the manager of the Golden Corral on Stone Mountain Highway was about to leave for the night.

Two men, both wearing hoodies and wielding guns, rushed the manager and pushed him back inside.

Police: Real estate agent attacked by man wearing women's clothing


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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Police have filed charges against a man who allegedly attacked a real estate agent in Gwinnett County on Wednesday. Jeffrey Wayne Shumate, 38, is charged with Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment and Battery.

According to Gwinnett County Police, the real estate agent said she was contacted by Shumate who said he was interested in vewing a home that is for sale. The woman agreed to meet him at the house in the 4200 block of Sugarloaf Parkway. Police said when the Shumate showed up he was wearing women's clothing and a wig.

Smiling suspect accused of stealing 26 phones


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- It didn't take investigators long to identify a suspected cell phone thief who was all smiles while she was cashing in her stolen goods.

The suspect who stole 26 cell phones during a car break-in was caught on camera selling the phones for cash.

Gwinnett County Police said shortly after they released a picture of the suspected thief they began to receive numerous tips that led to her identity.

Authorities say the woman is 17-year-old Taylor Soojung Kim. Police say that she has been interviewed by investigators, and that other people may be involved in the crime.

The theft happened June 21, when the car was parked in the 1300 block of Christiana Drive in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The victim, Erika Ramirez, is a manager for a Cricket Wireless in Duluth and she told police she was preparing for a promotional event when she discovered the theft.

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Mother battling flesh-eating bacteria expected home soon


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A Gwinnett County mother battling aggressive flesh-eating bacteria is expected to return home in a few weeks.

Cindy Martinez, a 34-year-old former Marine, has been in the hospital for the last two months. She was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis in late May. She recently underwent multiple amputations of her lower legs, right arm and left hand.

Same suspect robs 2 Gwinnett businesses


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police believe the same man is behind two July 10 business robberies. In both robberies he apologized to his victims saying he needed the money for his sick daughter.

The suspect struck One Stop Cleaners in the 800 block of Dogwood Road shortly before 11 a.m.

John Choe, the owner of the dry cleaners, said his wife was behind the counter when a man walked in and asked if they were hiring. She said no, and he left.

But police said the same man came back to the store minutes later with a mask on and pointed a gun at Choe's wife. "She told him 'I'm scared, don't shoot me, I'm going to give you money,'" Choe said.

Sketch released of suspect in Lawrenceville sexual assault


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) – Police have released a sketch of a suspect in a Lawrenceville sexual assault.

Police said a woman was sexually assaulted in her own backyard Saturday morning.It happened in the Twin Branches neighborhood off of Braselton Highway in Lawrenceville. Witnesses said the sexual assault happened in the morning light with kids in the yard just next door.

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Authorities say the stranger attacked a woman on her own property. According to a friend who helped the victim after the attack, the victim went to a storage building behind her house to work on a furniture project. Investigators said her attacker was inside the building.