Police: Homeowner shot robber in face

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County police are investigating a home invasion and shooting near Norcross.

Police tell Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh that two men tried to break into a home on Greenway Road on Thursday morning.

The homeowner went to investigate a noise at the door and found two robbers smashing their way in his house, police said.

"Moments later he heard somebody crashing open the back window," said Gwinnett County police Cpl. Ed Ritter."He called police and apparently was on the phone with 911 at the time this was happening and at that time he fired the weapon at the suspects."

The robbers ran from the home and eventually the injured suspect was dropped off at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Police identified the suspect at the hospital as Tajh Guillont, 22. A second suspect left the hospital in a black passenger car. Police released photos of the man seen wearing a blue shirt and camouflaged shorts.

Neighbors told Kavanaugh they are shocked the crime would happen in the middle of the day.

"It's really sad we live in a world where people have to defend themselves against people intruding in their homes," Carol Rivers said.

The homeowner told Kavanaugh he was not hurt and did not want to talk about what happened in his home.


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