Suspects sought in fatal Cherokee County shooting

Cherokee County deputies are looking to identify two suspects in the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man near an Acworth gas station last weekend.
Cherokee County deputies are looking to identify two suspects in the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man near an Acworth gas station last weekend.

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Authorities have released surveillance photos of two suspects wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man last weekend in Acworth.

Cherokee County deputies were called to the 76 gas station on Ga. 92 about 11:15 p.m on June 26 after a man entered the convenience store with a gunshot wound and collapsed.

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The victim, later identified as JonDavid Russell Johnson, was shot at the intersection Ga. 92 and Wade Green Road, authorities said. Following the shooting, he returned to the gas station, where he had been playing video games. He was rushed to the hospital, but later died of his injuries.

Investigators believe the shooting was likely drug related because authorities discovered about 9 ounces of methamphetamine in Johnson’s hotel room, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said.

On Friday, police released surveillance photos of two men suspected in the fatal shooting.

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Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Both have distinct tattoos on their right forearms and were seen leaving in a silver Honda Pilot.

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Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

The SUV has chrome accents on its mirrors and front and rear bumpers, deputies said in a news release.

The suspects left the gas station in a silver Honda Pilot, authorities said.
The suspects left the gas station in a silver Honda Pilot, authorities said.

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Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or knows their whereabouts is asked to call investigators at 678-493-4080.

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