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Updated: 1:38 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 | Posted: 1:37 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012
MORROW, Ga. —
A man is still recovering after Clayton County police officers say they were forced to shoot him during a lengthy standoff.
Police are waiting to release the suspect’s name or his condition.
Authorities said the incident was an officer-involved shooting at the Sandlewood Apartments on Mount Zion in Morrow.
The suspect was shot by officers after police finally made their way into his apartment.
The incident, involving a two-hour SWAT team standoff with a barricaded man, started with a call to help a woman who had been assaulted.
“The evidence showed her injuries were from aggravated assault with a firearm,” Clayton County police Sgt. Tracy Jakes.
Police said they tried to talk to the man she was with, but he ran back into the apartment.
Police said he refused their commands to come out.
Time ticked by and minutes turned to hours. During that time, officers learned the suspects had warrants out for his arrest in DeKalb County.
Police also obtained new warrants for aggravated assault with a firearm they say the suspect committed against the woman.
Officers said at that point, the standoff needed to end.
“After two hours with no contract, and after we secured the warrants, we entered the apartment and shots were fired,” Jakes said.
Police would only say that no officers were injured but the suspect was shot and taken to the hospital.
Police are not releasing the suspect’s identity at time or his condition.
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