Teen killed, man arrested in Gwinnett hotel parking lot shooting

Gwinnett County police have made an arrest after an 18-year-old was fatally shot Wednesday evening in the parking lot of a Duluth-area hotel.

Officers were called to the 2300 block of Stephens Center Drive at about 6 p.m. and found Donoven Jones of Powder Springs dead outside the Studio 6 hotel, police spokesman Cpl. Ryan Winderweedle said. Witnesses provided a description of a suspect, who had already run from the scene, and Winderweedle said officers located him a nearby with a gun in his possession.

Kobe Williams, 21, of Buford, was initially detained as a person of interest. He now faces charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, the spokesman said Thursday.

Investigators believe there was some sort of altercation between Williams and Jones that led to the shooting, police said. No other details were released.

The hotel is near a Waffle House, Subway, McDonald’s and other hotels in the Sugarloaf Mills area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gwinnett police detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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