A party on Tanglewood Drive in Monroe turned violent.
Photo: Monroe (Ga.) Police Department
Photo: Monroe (Ga.) Police Department

Metro Atlanta man killed as gunfire breaks out at party, police say

A Gwinnett County man was killed overnight when gunshots broke out at a party in a nearby county, police said.

Darrin Bernard Barnes, 43, of Duluth, died when an altercation turned violent in the Walton County city of Monroe, police Chief Keith Glass said.

“The City of Monroe Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are actively investigating Barnes’ death,” Glass said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. C. Cannon at ccannon@monroega.gov or 770-266-5183 or the GBI at 706-552-2309.

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