Jamal Williams (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Cops: Gwinnett man used fake cash for drugs, was shot, pistol whipped

A Gwinnett County man was shot at least three times and pistol whipped after an alleged drug deal, police said.

Quetin Mitchem was beaten and shot March 22, after trying to use 40 fake twenty dollar bills in a marijuana deal, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Two friends drove Mitchem to a local Duluth hospital after the “drug deal gone bad,” Major Donald Woodruff, of Duluth police, said in a press release.

After receiving immediate medical attention at the Duluth hospital, Mitchem was taken to the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Woodruff said, where he is recovering.

Duluth detectives quickly learned the shooting took place in the backyard at 3956 Pinecrest Circle in Duluth, just a block away from the local high school.

On March 24, police arrested Christian Jean-Louis, charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, forgery and drug related charges, Woodruff said.

In court Thursday, Detective Bobby Johnson said Jean-Louis and Jamal Williams, who is still on the run, chased Mitchem into the backyard over a con, according to Channel 2.

“They both were saying ‘Don’t shoot me, don’t kill me, I’m sorry,’” Johnson said in court.

Cops found a pile of fake cash in a nearby trash can, but possession of counterfeit money charges were dropped against Jean-Louis Thursday, Channel 2 reported. The judge upheld the more serious allegations, though.

Anyone with any information on Williams is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Tips can be submitted online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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