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Fresh sketch released in slaying
Local businessman fatally shot in April
The Hall County Sheriff's Office today released this sketch of a person of interest in the shooting death of David Sanchez in April.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released new details and a composite drawing of a suspect believed to be tied to the fatal shooting of local businessman David Sanchez in April.

Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said the drawing was based on new information provided by a witness.

The subject is described as a Hispanic man between 19 and 24 years old, 5 foot 5 inches and 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Wilbanks said it’s unclear whether this is a third suspect in the case. Two other suspects were described by a witness in April.

Those descriptions rendered drawings different from the one provided by the sheriff’s office today.

“It is a new sketch,” he said. “We’re just treating it as a person of interest.”

Of the suspects’ descriptions provided in April, one was described as a Hispanic man 18 to 21 years old, about 5 foot 5 inches and 135 pounds. He was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt, a hair net and blue jeans.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 30, 5 foot 7 inches and 175 pounds. He also was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt, a hair net and blue jeans.

Investigators believe the suspects were dressed similarly and wearing hair nets in an attempt to blend in with poultry workers at Victory Foods, the Memorial Drive area processing plant where the crime occurred.

Sanchez provided a mobile check-cashing service and was at the plant on business when someone forced him and a woman out of his car. The suspects then shot him multiple times and took money and Sanchez’s 2009 Nissan Murano.

A $10,000 reward fund has been established by the family for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-531-6879 or 770-503-3232.


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