Man charged in fatal drug-related shooting in Gwinnett neighborhood

Stefan Weidenbener
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Stefan Weidenbener

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

A Hoschton man who was in the Gwinnett County Jail on a probation violation now faces a murder charge after investigators identified him as the suspect in a fatal shooting last month.

Stefan Weidenbener, 28, was served with the new warrants Monday, Gwinnett police said Tuesday in a news release.

The warrants were obtained nearly a month after police found Shane Meyerhoffer, 27, of North Carolina, shot to death near the intersection of a neighborhood in unincorporated Norcross, AJC.com previously reported.

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Officers responded to Goodwood Boulevard and Pirkle Road just before 5 p.m. April 6 after receiving 911 calls about the shooting, authorities said.

A Hoschton man who was in the Gwinnett County Jail on a probation violation now faces a murder charge after investigators identified him as a suspect in a fatal shooting of a North Carolina man last month.
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A Hoschton man who was in the Gwinnett County Jail on a probation violation now faces a murder charge after investigators identified him as a suspect in a fatal shooting of a North Carolina man last month.

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

During the investigation, detectives determined the shooting was drug-related, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn said in a news release.

Online jail records show Weidenbener was booked April 15 on a probation violation stemming from an unrelated case. Details of that case have not been released.

Flynn said Weidenbener was identified as a suspect in last month’s shooting after detectives interviewed several people with knowledge of what happened. Evidence collected by investigators also pointed to him, according to police.

In addition to murder, Weidenbener faces four counts each of aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and parole violation, records show.

He remains held at the jail without bond.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Weidenbener spent three and a half years in prison for aggravated battery, theft by receiving stolen property and a gun charge in Gwinnett. He was released in November.

Stefan Weidenbener was just released from prison in November.
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Stefan Weidenbener was just released from prison in November.

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

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