Homicide Investigation—Suspect Charged, Whereabouts Unknown

Gwinnett County Police are investigating the shooting death of Vitali Mialik, 34, of Suwanee, at a gas station in Norcross. On February 3, Gwinnett County Police Officers responded to the Valero Gas Station on Beaver Ruin Road in reference to a person shot. Upon arrival officers located a male on the ground in the parking lot with a single gunshot wound, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Through their investigation, Homicide Investigators learned that the victim, Vitali Mialik, went to the gas station to purchase items from the store. While at the gas station, a vehicle carrying the two suspects arrived. The two suspects exited their vehicle and went inside the store. The suspected shooter purchased items from the store and was recorded on video surveillance cameras. The other suspect made no purchases and was not seen on the cameras. As the suspects left the store and began driving away they got into a verbal argument with the victim, who was standing in the parking lot. The argument escalated and the driver/shooter retrieved an assault rifle from the vehicle and shot the victim. Witnesses described the suspect’s vehicle as a white or silver SUV, possibly a Toyota 4-Runner or similar type vehicle. The lead investigator has identified Nickolas Young (age 19) as the shooter in this homicide, with whereabouts unknown. At this time, both suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has knowledge of Nickolas Young’s location or additional information about the homicide is requested to contact Crime Stoppers or the GCPD Homicide Unit (770-513-5300).

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