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Gwinnett hotel shooting victim dies, suspect ID'd
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Gwinnett hotel shooting victim dies, suspect ID'd

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The man who was shot during a party at a Duluth hotel last week has died, and police believe they have identified his killer.

The shooting happened June 11 at around 2 a.m. at the Quality Inn at Pleasant Hill Road and Venture Drive, just off Interstate 85.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said 23-year-old Paris Brown was struck in the chest by a bullet after shots rang out during the party. Friends drove Brown to a nearby hospital, where he later passed away.

Police collected a number of shell casings in the hotel's parking lot and roped off a whole section of cars. Investigators executed a search warrant on the hotel room where the party occurred; they said the room was trashed. They also said party guests did not cooperate with the investigation.

On June 20, police obtained murder and aggravated assault warrants for 22-year-old Cory Marzette. Smith said investigators believe Marzette and a second unknown suspect fired their guns into the crowd at the party. Brown was the only person hit; police do not believe he was an intended target.

Marzette may have had an ongoing dispute with some of the people attending the party, according to Smith.

Anyone who can lead investigators to Marzette is asked to call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

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