GWINNETT COUNTY, Police are searching for the shooter who killed a Gwinnett County corrections officer Scott Riner, Tuesday morning. Let’s see more details about the suspect and the detail.
Suspect Shot Scott Riner
On Hi Hope Road next to Swanson Drive, a shooting took place around 6:20 a.m. outside the Gwinnett County Correctional Center. The victim was identified by the police as Scott Riner, 59, a ten-year employee of the facility.
Police claim that the suspect fled on foot. They think there was some sort of conflict between the victim and the other party. Police stated that they were “following up on every avenue” . Even though it was still too early to determine if the incident was random or intentional.
According to investigators, the victim’s wife works as a fireman in Gwinnett County.
Who was Scott Riner?
The victim, Scott Riner, 59, had worked for the corrections department for over 10 years, police spokesperson Officer Hideshi Valle said.
Police appealed Residents
Officers were on the scene investigating and ask anyone with information about the incident to come forward. The police stated that they are especially looking for anyone in the neighborhood who may have dash cam footage.
The prison facility holds sentenced medium- and minimum-security offenders who are given work crews under supervision. Some prisoners are permitted to work to pay penalties.
Tuesday, when Tom Jones of Channel 2 visited the prison, work release residents spoke highly of Riner. The individuals who live there but are permitted to go for employment . It is claimed that Riner treated them with respect and didn’t judge or despise them.
He seemed like a cool officer to me,” Santino Cole stated. ” Scott Riner didn’t trouble anybody. He was an excellent man. Greetings for the day, he said. How are you doing?”
Cole expressed how heartbroken he was to lose Riner. Despite having heavy hearts, officers continue searching for evidence step-by-step, according to Sgt. Jennifer Richter.
It’s quite difficult whenever we lose one of our own, said Richter. Cole remarked that he never imagined a prison officer would be slain while on the job.
Investigation On going
Mind-blowing, that. I was extremely shocked, Cole remarked. And who knows, perhaps one of the prisoners took something private.
One of the men Jones spoke with claimed Riner advised him to complete his probation and pick a profession that would advance him in life.
Police promise to keep searching until they identify Riner’s killer.
Police released grainy surveillance footage of the person seen in the parking lot around the same time as the shooting.
BREAKING: Newly released surveillance video shows the suspect in the shooting death of 59-year-old Senior Correctional Officer Scott Riner in the parking lot of the Gwinnett County Correctional Complex on Tuesday morning, investigators say. MORE: https://t.co/slvwXVrp0q pic.twitter.com/pRvFRmPqQC
— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) December 14, 2022
Tributes to Scott Riner
“The Gwinnett Police department would like to extend condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers,” the police department said in a statement. “No arrest has been made, this is an active investigation, and detectives are exploring all motives.”
“It’s whenever we lose one of our own, but what the police department is going to do to support him? They honor his memory and his family is to work this case as hard as we can,” they said. “We’ll do everything in our power to catch the individual who did this.” It is extremely difficult, extremely emotional.
Gov. Brian Kemp offered his condolences on Twitter saying he also is “eager to see his killer brought to justice.”
BREAKING: Police shared this photo of Gwinnett County senior correctional officer Scott Riner, who was shot and killed this morning. Investigators are searching for a suspect in the surveillance photo.
Senior Correctional #Officer Scott Riner was shot and killed in the parking lot as he arrived 40 minutes early for his shift at the #GwinnettCounty Comprehensive Correctional Complex. #OfficerDown #police #OfficerMagazinehttps://t.co/KIMCq1Cyvo
— Officer.com (@OfficerCom) December 13, 2022
Senator Reverend Raphael Posted
Devastating news. I send my sincerest condolences to Senior Correctional Officer Scott Riner’s family and coworkers. I join the entire Gwinnett County community in mourning this terrible loss and getting to the bottom of this horrible shooting.
Devastating news. I send my sincerest condolences to Senior Correctional Officer Scott Riner’s family and coworkers.
I join the entire Gwinnett County community in mourning this terrible loss and getting to the bottom of this horrible shooting. https://t.co/nGu7qt6za2
— Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (@SenatorWarnock) December 13, 2022
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Posted
Coworkers are stunned after a veteran Gwinnett Co. officer was gunned down in the parking lot of the county’s correctional complex. Scott Riner, 59, was shot and killed this morning as he was arriving for work, police said.
Duluth Police Department Posted
The Duluth Police Department is saddened by the news of Senior Correctional Officer Scott Riner. Scott Riner was shot and killed this morning. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Officer Scott Riner and the Gwinnett County Department of Corrections.
The Duluth Police Department is saddened by the news of Senior Correctional Officer Scott Riner, who was shot and killed this morning. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Officer Scott Riner and the Gwinnett County Department of Corrections.
— Duluth Police Department (@DuluthGaPolice) December 13, 2022
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