Gwinnett police nab man wanted for murder in Florida

The Gwinnett County Police Department located a man wanted for murder in Florida after officers followed up on a vehicle that fled from a traffic stop. 

According to the Gwinnett County Police Dept., Officer Blackburn pulled a vehicle over on March 12, after he witnessed it traveling on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road with no working brake lights. The vehicle initially stopped for Blackburn, however, when the officer got out of his car, the vehicle drove off.

Blackburn did not pursue the vehicle and it was not located again that day.


Blackburn and other members of the Community Response Team from the East Precinct began investigating the vehicle. That investigation led them to an apartment off Arbor Drive in Duluth. When officers went to the apartment March 20 and knocked on the front door, they met with a man named Travis Gray. 

Gray was identified as the man who was driving the car that fled from Blackburn. While speaking with Gray, officers also discovered that he was wanted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff in Florida for a murder that took place in their jurisdiction.

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