Updated:LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.,LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. —
A Lawrenceville man was fatally shot by police after a domestic dispute Saturday morning.
At 5:30 a.m., police were called to a home on Charleston Court because of a fight between a husband and his wife, Lawrenceville police Capt. Greg Vaughn said.
When two officers arrived, they tried to arrest 28-year-old James Felio, but he wouldn’t cooperate, Vaughn said. He said a struggle ensued between Felio and one of the officers.
The other officer thought that Felio was trying to take the officer’s gun, so he shot and killed Felio, Vaughn said.
“Domestic situations are some of the most dangerous calls that an officer can go on. It’s dangerous for all parties involved,” Vaughn told Channel 2’s Rebecca Lindstrom.
Vaughn said Felio’s wife was not seriously injured.
Gwinnett County police were investigating the incident.