Police say man runs down brother-in-law after Ga. party fight

Ernesto Pelayo,
Ernesto Pelayo,(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:51 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 11:27 AM EST
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police in Georgia are looking for a man accused of using his truck to kill his brother-in-law after a Christmas party and a fight.

Gwinnett County police say they don’t know what started the fight Saturday morning between 34-year old Ernesto Pelayo, of Lilburn, and his sister’s husband, 41-year-old Juan Davila, of the Lawrenceville community.

Police say the fight started behind the house where the party was held and wound up in the street. Police say that about 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Pelayo got into his truck, ran it into Davila, and drove off. A call for comment to a possible business number for Pelayo was answered by a woman who hung up when a reporter identified herself.

Police believe the incident was an intentional act and will be treating this as a homicide. Police also say several witnesses in the home saw what happened, but it is unclear if children who lived in the home witnessed the incident as well.

Pelayo was last seen fleeing the scene in who drives a black Dodge Ram 3500, GA license plate #TAT2291.

He has active warrants for felony murder and aggravated assault.

From reports By WGCL/CBS46 and The Associated Press