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Gainesville teen charged with murder in Friday shooting at Suwanee business
Joshua Brandt
Joshua Brandt

A Gainesville teenager has been charged with murder in the Friday shooting of a Loganville man at a Suwanee business. 

Joshua Brandt, 18, was taken into custody after the Gwinnett County Police Department “developed information” about his identity with the help of the Suwanee Police Department, Gwinnett police said in a press release Saturday, Aug. 8. 

Police initially reported that the suspect was wearing a white face covering at the time of the shooting. 

A business manager provided a Gwinnett County Police officer with the door code to enter the building, according to the department’s report. 

The victim, James Ross, 38, was found by Gwinnett police after authorities responded to reports of a shooting inside a business in the area of 600 Satellite Blvd., at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, police said. 

The report shows officers found Ross on the floor suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he later died from his injuries. The suspect had left the scene by the time police arrived. 

One other person inside the business at the time was taken to the hospital with a minor, non-gunshot injury. No other people inside the business were fired upon, according to police. 

Brandt also has been charged with aggravated assault, police said. Jail records show he is being held in the Gwinnett County jail without bond. 

Police did not provide any new information Monday, Aug. 10, on what led up to the shooting or any suspected motive. 

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