Gwinnett County Police Officer Shoots Man During Domestic Dispute

June 1, 2024
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Gwinnett County Police Officer Shoots Man During Domestic Dispute

The Incident: A Gwinnett County Police officer shot a man in the leg after responding to a domestic dispute call on the 300 block of Foxcroft Road on June 1.

The 911 Call:

  • At approximately 10:21 a.m., a teenager called 911 to report an argument between her mother and stepfather.
  • The caller stated that her stepfather had armed himself with a gun during the dispute.

Officer’s Response:

  • The first officer arrived at the scene at approximately 10:25 a.m. and heard arguing coming from the backyard.
  • As the officer approached the backyard, a gunshot was heard.
  • The officer saw the suspect holding a gun in the backyard and commanded him to drop the weapon.

The Shooting:

  • According to police, the suspect confronted the officer with the gun.
  • The officer shot the suspect in the leg, causing him to drop the gun.
  • Officers immediately provided first aid to the injured suspect.

Aftermath:

  • The suspect was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • No other injuries were reported among the home’s occupants or the responding officers.

Investigation:

  • The Gwinnett County Police Department’s crime scene unit and the Deadly Force Investigation Team are investigating the incident.
  • Charges against the suspect are pending as investigators gather more information.

Your Take: What are your thoughts on how the officer handled this domestic dispute situation? Share your opinions on the use of force and the challenges officers face when responding to such calls in the comments below.

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