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Central Gwinnett High School student dies after shooting at bus stop in Georgia

A 16-year-old Georgian high school student who was on life support after being shot in the head while waiting for a bus to school has died, local police say.

Timothy Barnes Jr., a sophomore at Central Gwinnett High School, died Wednesday night, Lt. Jake Parker of the Lawrenceville Police Department confirmed Thursday.

A 17-year-old CGHS classmate has been arrested in connection with the Barnes shooting. NBC News does not identify the suspect as he is a minor.

The suspect is currently in custody at Gwinnett County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon in the commission of a felony and malicious murder, Parker said.

The LPD said it added the charge of malicious murder against the suspect after Barnes’ death.

Barnes was gunned down Tuesday morning while waiting for a bus to school in Lawrenceville, a town about 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

Barnes’ mother Latoya Nicholson told NBC News affiliate WXIA on Tuesday, “He’s just a good kid overall. I don’t know what happened or why they did it. My son played sports, went to school. “

Nicholson did not immediately respond to an NBC News request for comment.

In September, two teenage Kentucky students were shot, one fatally, while waiting for the school bus.

The suspect’s attorney, Lawrence Lewis, said he had just been named for the case and declined to comment.



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