Gwinnett County Police are investigating an Oct. 6 act of vandalism in Hamilton Mill, which, according to the police report, the homeowner believes may have been racially motivated.
Police were called to the 3700 block of Millwater Crossing after a homeowner discovered a swastika and the letters “KKK” had been spray-painted on her driveway with green spray paint. The initials “JK” had also been painted on the driveway. The woman, who is African-American, reportedly told the officer she believed her family had been targeted because of their race.
While the officer was interviewing the homeowner, a neighbor walked over to report that his home had also been vandalized. The man said his granddaughter and her two friends had invited several male acquaintances over to his house the previous evening. The man said he believed the males were responsible for the graffiti. The officer discovered several places where initials including “JK,” “BNT” and “NG” had been painted on the sidewalk and roadway.
The man’s granddaughter and her two friends provided police with the names of their male visitors. According to the police report, the spray painted initials matched the names of the suspects.
The officer recovered several cans of spray paint as well as a cell phone that had apparently been dropped by one of the suspects. All of the items were placed into evidence.
The case is listed as active.
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