Gwinnett police have arrested a 20-year-old Stone Mountain man in connection with the slaying of Bradley Coleman at a QuikTrip in Peachtree Corners.
The Gwinnett Police Department arrested David Jarrad Booker. Detectives from Gwinnett Homicide collaborated with the Gwinnett Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit to locate and arrest Booker.
The Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office extends condolences and promises vigorous prosecution of this case.
The Back Story
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on July 10, officers assigned to the West Precinct were dispatched to a “person shot” call at the QuikTrip convenience store at 5255 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners. When officers arrived, they found Coleman lying near a black passenger vehicle at the air pumps.
Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believed that the victim arrived on the property in an attempt to put air in his tires. He pulled his vehicle in so that the passenger side was nearest the machine. While he was servicing his vehicle, a black four-door passenger vehicle backed in directly next to the victim’s car.
According to police, the vehicle was occupied by three people. One of the occupants of the suspect’s vehicle got out and entered the Coleman’s car in the driver’s seat. Seeing what was happening, Coleman tried to stop his vehicle from being stolen. The suspect and the Coleman engaged in a physical altercation when the victim entered through the passenger side. A second suspect got out of the vehicle and got involved.
While this was occurring, the driver of another vehicle (not knowing that the crime was taking place) positioned his vehicle so that he could use the air pump once the Coleman was done. In doing so, his vehicle was directly behind the victim’s car.
As one of the suspect’s tried to back up Coleman’s car, he collided with the waiting vehicle.
According to police, the suspect got out of the vehicle, and one of the suspects shot Coleman. Both suspects got back into their vehicle and drove off.
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