Trayvon Austin

Trayvon Austin, the suspected killer, has been arrested months after Kevin Blackwell was fatally shot at a Gwinnett County sports bar.

Austin has been booked into the county jail on multiple charges related to the murder.

Blackwell had been found dead in the sports bar’s parking lot one Saturday morning in August.

Detectives continue investigating the motive behind the shooting and are yet to give more details.

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Trayvon Austin: Decatur Man Arrested For The Death Of Kevin Blackwell

A suspect named Trayvon Austin has been arrested in connection to the death of a man in August at a sports bar in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.

Gwinnett County Police announced on Thursday (December 8) that they detained and charged a 24-year-old male named Trayvon Austin of Decatur for the death of Kevin Blackwell.

The Decatur man was held on multiple charges concerning the August killing of Kevin Blackwell, Police spokeswoman Officer Hideshi Valle said. 

Austin was booked on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault, she stated.

Trayvon Austin suspect
The shooting incident which killed Kevin Blackwell is being investigated. (Source: 11 Alive)

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit assisted in taking Austin into custody, who is being held at the Gwinnett Detention Center without bond.

Blackwell was shot dead at Sports Time Bar and Grill at 3675 Satellite Boulevard in Duluth in the early morning of August 20, 2022.

Officers were called to the bar just after 2:30 am on August 20 after getting reports of a person shot. 

When Police arrived, they found him dead in the parking lot. He had a single gunshot wound. 

Authorities said they found “one man with at least one gunshot wound” on the scene.

Crime scene investigations unit and homicide detectives have responded to gather more information about the case.

Further details about the shooting are yet to be released, including the motive behind the fatal incident.

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Kevin Blackwell: Man Killed In A Gwinnett Sports Bar

Police found a man shot dead in the Sports Time Bar and Grill parking lot in Gwinnett County on August 20, 2022. 

The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s office later identified the slain man as 28-year-old Kevin Blackwell of Duluth, Georgia.

Further details about the victim have not been released.

A Police statement requested the public to call the Police department if they have any information to share on this case. 

“At this time, the motive for the shooting is unknown,” the Police statement added.

Gun Violence Memorial shows that 120 candles have been lit for Kevin.

Kevin Blackwell Duluth
Kevin Blackwell, 28, from Duluth, was lost to gun violence. (Source: National Gun Violence Memorial)

Likewise, Mickelson Dalton Trail Lawyers mention that he was shot and killed when an argument turned violent. 

They add that online reviews have referred to the bar of the incident as a “drug dealer’s paradise” and “ghetto.”

Monroe Local News reported that his “next of kin” had been notified but did not mention their names or details.

However, it is too early to make conclusions, and official reports still need to be out. We need to wait some more before we find out the truth.

Gun Violence is a big issue in the United States, with over 41,000 deaths caused in 2022, reports Gun Violence Archive

The site states that Kevin Blackwell was dead (murder, accidental, suicide) in a bar/club incident in or around the establishment.

It also mentions that one gun was involved but does not specify the type used.

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