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French Bulldog puppies snatched from owner, found safe

 LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. --Gwinnett police recovered two French Bulldog puppies who were stolen from a grocery store parking lot in Lawrenceville.


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Police: Armed teen shot in officer-involved shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Police Department has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into a police-involved shooting at a Lawrenceville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. 

Police said the incident happened around 4 p.m. at Sugar Mill Apartments where they were responding to a domestic dispute.

Clayton Co. Sheriff Hill shooting headed to grand jury in November

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (WXIA) -- Gwinnett County prosecutors have formally notified Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill that he can face a grand jury next month. The appearance would stem from a shooting incident in Gwinnett County May 3.

In paperwork obtained by 11Alive News, Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter notifies Hill that "the District Attorney's Office will present a criminal case charging you with one count of Reckless Conduct on November 11, 2015." The letter is accompanied by a proposed indictment that prosecutors will present to a Grand Jury. The reckless conduct charge is a misdemeanor, and is the same charge levied against Hill when he was arrested in May.

Lawrenceville resident: I know the man who burned down my home


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A fire in Gwinnett County has been ruled an arson after a suspicious person was seen at the location just before officials found a home in flames.

But the woman who owns this home told 11Alive that she knew this was going to happen.

She said the man who set her house on fire told her earlier in the day he was going to do it.

"Because he's evil," Frances Watkins said.

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Lawerenceville home destroyed by Friday afternoon fire

28-year-old mother of two found murdered and dumped


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Twenty-eight-year-old Yamilet Rodriguez will never see her two young children grow up.

"Everybody’s been affected by it.  She was great. She had two young babies. Anytime she came in to pick up her check or discuss something with management she had her children with her. So it's just very sad, it's just very shocking to hear how she died," co-worker Yvette Stevenson told 11Alive's Duffie Dixon

Yamilet worked as a packager at All American Poly, on an assembly line with co-workers who were also friends.

Tony Arnett works at the Express Oil Change: "We’re just trying to wrap our head around the situation. Everybody’s in shock. We’re cooperating with police, just our prayers are going out to the families."


Husband accused of killing wife denied bond in first court appearance

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body behind a dumpster made his first court appearance Friday morning. 

Fernando Perez-Guzman, 42, was denied bond on charges he murdered his wife. His next court date is Tuesday, October 27. 

Perez-Guzman, 42, reported his wife, Yamilet Rodriguez, 28, missing on Monday. She was discovered in a wooded area at 410 West Pike Street, behind a oil change business according to Lawrence Police Capt. Jeff Smith.

The business is where police said Perez-Guzman worked and not far from the apartment where he and Rodriguez lived along with their children.