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SWAT standoff in Roswell: What we know


The Gist: An armed man is dead after a standoff and exchange of gunfire with SWAT at Roswell RaceTrac.

What Happened?: On Tuesday night, an adult male brandishing a handgun was spotted at the RaceTrac at 420 E. Crossville Rd., leading to an almost two-hour standoff. Police identified the man as Raheem Freeman, age 28, of Atlanta

According to police, the man did not cooperate despite the evacuation of the premises and extended negotiations. SWAT attempts with non-lethal methods failed.

Police say when the SWAT team advanced, the man shot, which prompted them to return fire, fatally wounding him.

By The Numbers:

  • 1 armed suspect
  • Roughly 2 hours of negotiation
  • 3 cities’ officers (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton) on the North Fulton SWAT team

What’s Next?: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is set to helm an independent review into the shooting’s circumstances. Updates will be issued through their office.

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