Police reports: murders in Hall, Stephens counties

Flowery Branch Police Chief retires

There are now murder charges for a Barrow County man arrested in Hall County: Gianluca Gomez is 30 years old, from Bethlehem. He is accused in the shooting death of 26 year-old Lilian Andrade of Gainesville.

A Habersham County man is dead and a Stephens County man faces a murder charge: suspect Spencer Reason is 19 years old, from Toccoa. He is accused of shooting and killing 27 year-old Cody Stancil of Demorest, a shooting that happened Easter Sunday in Eastanollee. The GBI is in on the ongoing investigation.

Police in Atlanta are trying to track down the driver in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man from White County: Ethan McCallister was 28 years old, from Cleveland. He was struck by a vehicle while walking along Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta.

The investigation continues in Buford after a road rage incident that led to a shooting: a man was wounded with what Gwinnett County Police say were non life-threatening injuries.

He is retiring, effective immediately: David Spillers tells the City Manager in Flowery Branch that he is stepping down as Police Chief in Flowery Branch. Deputy Chief David Hulsey has been named as an interim replacement.

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for those who caused irreparable damage to an archaeological site in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Union County. The Forest Service says Native American rock carvings dating back a thousand years at Track Rock Gap have been scratched and painted over and damaged beyond repair.

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