Cops: Man pistol-whipped near Gwinnett Place Mall

Two men have been arrested after a man was allegedly pistol-whipped outside a shopping plaza near the Gwinnett Place Mall. 

Ja Young Lee has been charged with reckless conduct and Young No Lee has been charged with aggravated assault, battery and reckless conduct. 

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Police responded to 3525 Mall Blvd. in Duluth at 1:05 a.m. Sunday. A man told a police officer that Young No Lee had accused him of grabbing his shoulder. Young No Lee then hit him in the face with a handgun, pointed the gun in his face and then hit him with the gun again. The victim’s friends were able to get the gun away from Young No Lee, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

After the gun was taken from Young No Lee, Ja Young Lee went to a car and returned with another gun, a witness told police. Ja Young Lee was held down by other witnesses, who took the gun from him, the witness said.

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Ja Young Lee and Young No Lee were both arrested and booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Ja Young Lee posted a $1,300 bond and Young No Lee posted a $9,400 bond.

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The chase started in Gwinnett County and ended in Hall County.

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