Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to Barnaby Court from Candlewick Lane, where Gwinnett County police were investigating a homicide Friday morning.
Photo: Steve Schaefer / For the AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer / For the AJC

UPDATE: Police ID man fatally shot while visiting relatives for Thanksgiving

A man visiting his family and friends in Gwinnett County for Thanksgiving was killed in a shooting Friday morning, police said.

On Saturday, police said the victim has been identified as Benedicto Granados, 30, of Lawrenceville. 

Detectives are still investigating the motive and possible suspect or suspects in this case, police reported Saturday.

Granados was found with multiple gunshot wounds when police responded to Barnaby Court just before 3 a.m. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

“Right now detectives are interviewing witnesses and family members, but it is believed the victim does not live at this residence and was here visiting friends, family for Thanksgiving,” Gwinnett police spokeswoman Officer Ashley Wilson said from the scene on Friday.


Granados was in the garage with other witnesses when the gunshots rang out, she said. The home, which is located just outside Lilburn in a neighborhood off Rockbridge Road, appears to have been targeted. 

“We do believe there is a suspect out there,” Wilson said. “We don’t believe this to be random, as if somebody picked a house at random and started shooting. However, any specifics on the suspect information are unknown at this time.”

There is no immediate danger to the public, she said.


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