Barricaded suspect fired on SWAT officers in Gwinnett County standoff, police say

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  • 2023-01-31 18:09:41Z
  • By WSB Cox articles

Gwinnett County police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that officers are on the scene of an active SWAT situation in Sugar Hill.

Police told Channel 2′s Matt Johnson that early Tuesday morning man is barricaded inside a home near Sycamore Road. It is unclear if anyone has been injured or if anyone else is inside the home.

We'll bring you LIVE updates as the SWAT situation continues, for Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m.

Police said the man had multiple warrants out for his arrest.

The scene is less than half a mile from Sycamore Elementary School. Police said there was no danger to the school as they work to end the standoff.


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Neighbors reported hearing gunshots between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. That is when police evacuated all the homes near the suspect's home.

"There were some gunshots going on. Maybe about 20-30 shots went off. My neighbors called police and they told us to evacuate our homes," Simuel Larry told Channel 2′s Darryn Moore. "So we had to evacuate and get out."

Larry said they went over to the next neighborhood and waiting to hear from police when they can return.

Brookhaven police were at the house serving an unspecified warrant when the suspect barricaded himself inside.

Gwinnett police said their SWAT officers returned fire and it's unclear if the suspect was hit.

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