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Man charged with murder in Hoschton gas station shooting
Several others arrested in connection with crime

A Dacula man was charged with murder after a monthlong investigation into a fatal shooting at a Hoschton gas station.

Antonio Ward Gee Jr., 19, was charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct.

Braselton Police Chief Terry Esco said Gee is the suspected shooter in the death of James Walls, 56, of Flowery Branch.

Police also arrested Christopher Sebastian Carneiro, 30, of Athens, but charges were still pending and being finalized Thursday night.

Both were booked in to the Barrow County Jail, where they remain.

Three others have been charged in the investigation since Wall’s death Oct. 29.

According to authorities, Walls was at a nearby Waffle House to meet someone who owed him money.

He then traveled to the Circle K at the intersection of Ga. 124 and Ga. 211, police said.

Walls and the suspected shooter got into an argument before the Flowery Branch man was shot in the chest, according to authorities.

Walls was found dead at the gas station around 1 a.m. Oct. 29.

Esco praised the work of his detectives, assistant chief and patrol units on the investigation.

“Everyone’s played a part in it,” he said.