Police have named a suspect in the June 11 shooting homicide at a Gwinnett County motel that investigators said could be gang-related.
Gwinnett Police detectives have obtained warrants for Cory Marzette, 22, for aggravated assault and murder. Marzette’s whereabouts are unknown.
Marzette is accused of fatally shooting Paris Brown, 23, during a party in a room at the Quality Inn on Venture Parkway near Duluth. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. on June 11; Brown died at a local hospital later that morning.
“Detectives believe that Marzette had an ongoing dispute with attendees of the party,” Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith said in a news release. “This dispute led Marzette and a second unknown suspect to fire into the crowd.”
Brown was the only person shot in the crowd, but Smith said Brown was was likely not the target.
“The nature of any gang involvement is still under investigation,” Smith said.
Witnesses, many of whom were characterized as uncooperative with police, said one of the shooters was wearing a mask, one was not.
Anyone with information on Marzette’s location or the shooting is asked to call GCPD Homicide Unit detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters are eligible to receive up to $2000.00 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Anyone encountering Marzette should call 911.