TIMOTHY BARNES JR.

Shooting victim Timothy Barnes Jr. COURTESY OF FAMILY 

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) — A 16-year-old student who was shot in the head Tuesday while waiting for the school bus in a neighborhood in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has died, police said Thursday.

A charge of malice murder has been added to the list of charges being brought against a 17-year-old suspect in the case, said Lawrenceville Police Department Lt. J. O. Parker.

The suspect had previously been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.

Officers were dispatched to the Saddle Shoals neighborhood around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday "in reference to someone who heard a gunshot and then saw kid lying in the street," Parker said.

Detectives were able to locate the suspect in the same neighborhood, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, where the shooting happened.

The suspect is being held in Gwinnett County Jail with no bond, jail records show.

The suspect and victim both attended Central Gwinnett High School, Parker said.

"The two had some sort of disagreement in the past. They know each other from school and had some sort of conflict recently," he said.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.