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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Milton Home Invasion Believed To Be Drug Related.

Courtesy Beacon Staff

City of Milton detectives are currently investigating the June 6 home invasion at 13725 Arnold Mill Road that sent one 28-year-old man to North Fulton Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim, 28-year-old Frank Demarino, suffered a gash to the head after being grazed with a bullet during a home invasion involving three African-American men in ski masks, two of which were armed. He was taken to North Fulton Regional Hospital, treated and released.

The other person in the house, Claudia Rivera-Voy, 53 and Demarino’s mother, was unharmed. Both recounted being accosted by the suspects, who left in a white, newer model passenger vehicle. Demarino told officers he struggled with one of the men after being woken up, resulting in his gunshot wound.

Rivera-Voy escaped the house and called 911 from a neighbor’s home at 11:58 p.m. In interviews, she said the men asked about money during the incident.

Milton Detectives were at the scene Monday processing evidence that is now being taken to the Atlanta Police Department Crime Lab.

Cops said they now believe the victims were targeted by the suspects and that the crime was drug-related.

Milton detectives have also met with a witness who possibly saw a vehicle matching the description given by Rivera-Voy. That witness told officers the white passenger vehicle was in the area a few days before the home invasion.

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