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Pedestrian Dead after being Struck; Dragged by Fleeing Shoplift Suspects

One person is dead and police are actively trying to find the driver of a U-Haul who struck a pedestrian after being confronted for shoplifting at a Suwanee Walmart.

At 9:04 PM on Saturday, Suwanee Police officers responded to the Walmart at 3245 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road.

Police said two Black men were seen shoplifting inside the Walmart. When confronted by a loss prevention personnel, the suspects ran into the parking lot and left in a U-Haul van with Arizona tags.

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While leaving the parking lot, Christian Gutierrez, 42, of Sugar Hill, was struck by a van and dragged onto Satellite Boulevard, police said. The suspects did not stop and Gutierrez died on the scene.

Lieutenant Robert Thompson with Suwanee police told 11Alive Gutierrez was dragged approximately 100 yards to where he later died. Surveillance Photos from inside the store [Posted on the Website] were released by police.

The suspects are not known at this time, and the Suwanee Police are currently looking for the U-Haul with the tag possibly being AJ38446. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Suwanee Police Department at 770.945.8995… 11Alive News

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