Authorities in Georgia are looking for the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of a Gwinnett County corrections officer on Tuesday morning.
The shooting happened around 6:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Gwinnett Correctional Center, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
Officers discovered Scott Riner, 59, shot to death at the scene.
Investigators believe Riner was shot during a confrontation with the suspect in the parking lot on his way to work. Although the motive for the shooting is unknown, police have released a video of the suspect on social media.
“The best that we can tell at this time is that the victim was involved in some kind of a confrontation or interaction with another individual here in the parking lot and that that individual did shoot him,” Gwinnett Police Department’s Sgt. Jennifer Richter said.
The suspect has not been identified and left the scene on foot.
Riner had worked at the correctional facility for about ten years, according to FOX 5. Coworkers and prisoners at the facility described the father and grandfather as respected and liked.
“My prayers really go out to his family. I want his family to know that he was our family as well, and we are going to get through this together,” Captain Audrey Henderson, who worked with Riner, said.
Gwinnett County police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating the suspect. Investigators are looking for anyone who was in the area of Hi Hope Road and Swanson Drive, including Hurricane Shoals Road, Swanson, and Georgia 316, between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Tuesday. They are especially interested in anyone with dashcam footage in the area.