Gainesville man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend in their car on I-985

BUFORD — A Georgia man has been arrested and charged with felony murder after his girlfriend was shot and killed in their car on I-985 in Buford.

On July 22, the Gwinnett County Police Department received a 911 call that a female shot herself in a vehicle on I-985 Southbound in Buford. The caller, 30-year-old Lawrence Gray, of Gainesville, told police that his girlfriend, 30-year-old Katlyn Head, also from Gainesville, shot herself while they were in their car.

Detectives investigated the vehicle and the crime scene to gather evidence.  They also spoke with witnesses to gather more information about what occurred in the vehicle.

Detectives were able to take the information that they gathered to the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office.  An autopsy was completed and the manner of death in this case was ruled a homicide. 

Investigators got warrants for Gray on July 31 for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, and Felony Murder.

Investigators say they believe there still may be witnesses in this case who were on the interstate that day. They are urging anyone who may have seen this incident on I-985 South or captured it on dash-cam to come forward and contact the police department.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact detectives at 770-513-5300. 

To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. The case number is 20-054116 .