1 hospitalized after SWAT standoff in Buford


Man hospitalized after Gwinnett SWAT situation

BUFORD, Ga. - A SWAT situation came to an end Friday after officers shot the suspect in the hand in Buford.

According to police, the call began when neighbors reported shots being fired inside a home in the 4000 block of Gold Mine Drive.

Officers learned that 42-year-old Christopher Digiulio was wheelchair bound and had been in a domestic dispute with his roommates the day before.

Police said Digiulio shot at officers as the SWAT team members arrived on scene.

When Digiulio reappeared in the window with a gun at about 6:30 p.m., an officer fired a single shot, striking him in the hand. Digiulio dropped behind a wall after being hit. He placed a 911 call at about 6:42 p.m. stating that he was injured and asking for help.

Digiulio was transported to a local hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident, according to police.

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