by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
NORCROSS - Channel 2 Action News has obtained the 911 call made as two suspected burglars broke into a Norcross home and the homeowner grabbed his gun.
The homeowner did not want to talk about what unfolded inside his Norcross home Thursday morning. But the 911 call gives new insight into the moments he fired the single shot that police said hit a suspected burglar.
Caller: “Someone’s trying to break into my house.”
911 Operator: “How many?”
Moments into the call, the homeowner tells the 911 operator the two men were making their way inside the home on Greenway Road and he wanted help.
Caller: “They’re coming in the back right now."
Operator: “Where are you?”
Caller: “I’m in the house.”
Police said two men first went to the front door, knocked, even rattled the door knob. When the homeowner didn’t answer, they went around back and smashed through a window.
There is a pause on the call. The homeowner sets down the phone. Then, you hear the single shot.
Operator: They made it in the house, sir?
Caller: “Nope. I shot at them.”
Operator: “They saw you and they ran off?”
Caller: “No, I shot at them.”
Police said the homeowner fired a single shot, which struck 22-year-old Tajh Guillont in the face. He’s in the hospital after undergoing surgery Thursday afternoon.
Police are still looking for the second person. They said he dropped off his injured cohort at the Gwinnett Medical Center and took off.