A Gwinnett County family is trying to make sense of the murder of their husband and father outside their home in a Buford subdivision overnight Thursday.
The victim, identified as 43-year-old George Young, was shot dead right outside his own front door.
He had just come home from working a security job and his keys were still in the front door when he was shot twice.
“I heard two loud gunshots,” says his wife Tia. “At first, I thought it was gunshots, but I wasn’t sure what it was. I wasn’t sure if it was firecrackers.”
Her brother, who was asleep on the couch, heard it too. He opened the door to find Young lying on the front porch.
“I never heard a car speed off. My brother didn’t either,” says Tia.
Gwinnett Police detectives told the woman it does not appear to have been a robbery.
“We don’t know where the gunshots came from--whether they came from the porch or came from the street. But our ultimate motive, right now, is to figure out what other people heard,” says Cpl. Michele Pihera.
She is asking anyone with information to come forward to police.
Tia and her husband had been married close to 23 years and she wonders how she will continue alone raising their three sons.
“I lost my dad a few years back to suicide, and I didn’t think it could any worse. But losing a spouse like this, I think it tops that,” she says.