Suspect sought after woman, teenage son shot to death in Gwinnett

Police are searching for 24-year-old William Jerome Adams after his girlfriend and her teenage son were shot to death Friday afternoon.
Police are searching for 24-year-old William Jerome Adams after his girlfriend and her teenage son were shot to death Friday afternoon.

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Authorities are searching for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and her 16-year-old son Friday afternoon inside a Gwinnett County home.

Police were called to the 5000 block of Apple Grove Road near Flowery Branch about 2 p.m. and found the 39-year-old woman and her son shot to death, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn said.

The suspect was identified Friday as 24-year-old William Jerome Adams, authorities said. He’s believed to have fled the area in a black 2010 Audi sedan with Georgia tag RWT9487. Police said he’s about 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the fatal shootings, and police have not released the victims’ names.

A mother and her teenage son were shot to death Friday afternoon at a Gwinnett County home, authorities said. Police are searching for the woman's boyfriend.
A mother and her teenage son were shot to death Friday afternoon at a Gwinnett County home, authorities said. Police are searching for the woman's boyfriend.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Anyone who knows Adams’ whereabouts or has information about the shooting is asked to call Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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