A grandfather is now behind bars and charged in connection with the death of his 1-year-old grandson.
Gwinnett County police arrested Luis Efrain Torres, 39 and charged him with felony murder and aggravated assault.
arrived to Torres' home at 5238 Stafford Drive in unincorporated
Lilburn just before 10 p.m. Tuesday. Upon their arrival, officers found Deandre Vega, 1, of Norcross, shot in the driveway of the home.
Deandre was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he later died from his
wounds. His second birthday was less than three weeks away, officials said.
Investigators say the boy's parents went to Torres' home. An argument started between Torres and Vega's father.
the argument, police say Torres pulled out a gun and fired
several shots at the child's father in the driveway. One of those
bullets struck the little boy.
Torres stayed on the scene when
officers arrived. He was taken into custody without incident. About 2:30 a.m. Aug. 21, he was
booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.
~~ Vanzetta Evans, for Patch.com
(Editor's Note: This article has been amended to reflect an updated age of the victim. He was 1-year-old, approximately 23 months, at the time of the shooting.)