SWAT Standoff in Grayson: What We Know

SWAT Standoff in Grayson: What We Know


🚔 The Gist: A domestic dispute at a Tractor Supply store in Grayson spiraled into a multi-hour standoff involving a woman and her four children, ending with her arrest and the children’s safe recovery.

🚨 The Details:

  • 1:30 p.m.: The chaos began with shots fired during a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at a Tractor Supply store. The man fled on foot, and the woman, later identified as Shawndia Rogers, 39, drove off in a white car.
  • Post-Incident: Rogers returned to the scene in a different vehicle. Police say after resisting arrest and injuring an officer, she fled to a residence on Winding Down Way.
  • Barricade Situation: According to the Gwinnett County Police, Rogers barricaded herself and her four children in the home, threatening to shoot at officers and confirming she was armed.
  • SWAT Deployment: The situation escalated, leading to the involvement of the SWAT team.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Following hours of negotiations, Rogers surrendered. Her minor children were then released to their father’s custody.

🔢 By The Numbers:

  • 1 initial confrontation at the store
  • 2 vehicles involved in the incident
  • 4 children safely recovered
  • Several hours from start to resolution

👮‍♂️ Officer Down:

  • Officer Injured: When law enforcement officers approached Shawndia Rogers’ vehicle to detain her, police say she began to resist arrest. In the ensuing struggle, one officer attempted to grab her from the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Circumstances of Injury: As Rogers drove off, the officer, partially inside the car, was dragged along. Fortunately, the officer was able to disengage from the vehicle, avoiding more severe injuries.
  • Aftermath for Officer: The officer suffered minor injuries in the incident but did not require hospitalization.

🚓 What’s Next?: Rogers was taken to a hospital for a post-Taser deployment evaluation before being booked into the Gwinnett County Jail. The ensuing legal process will examine the details of the standoff, with a focus on the safety and future of the children involved.

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