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Child finds mother's body in bedroom, stepfather suspected in shooting

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Erica Powell and Walter Lowe (Source: Family) Erica Powell and Walter Lowe (Source: Family)

Police are searching for a man accused of fatally shooting his wife at the family's home in Gwinnett County Thursday.

The shooting happened in the Medlock Park subdivision off Lee Road, south of Snellville. 

Police say the 12-year-old son of the victim made the gruesome discovery at around midnight. Detectives believe the shooting likely happened earlier in the evening while the boy was outside playing with neighbors.

Police identified the victim as Erica Powell, 46. They identified her husband as Walter Lowe, 51.

"We know that something happened between the two. What exactly they were arguing about, we still don't know at this time," said Michele Pihera, Gwinnett County Police Public Information Officer. "We'd like to interview him, and we'd also like to interview all the children of hers so we can get some sort of background or history." 

The suspect, who is the child's stepfather, is still being sought by police on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is believed to be traveling in a black 2001 Ford Expedition with the Georgia license tag of RGJ 8749.

If you have any information on the shooting or Lowe's whereabouts, you're urged to contact Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5209.

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