The events that led up to an officer-involved shooting in Clayton County are being disputed by the suspect's wife.
Marcus Bell, 26, was shot Sunday after a two-hour standoff at his apartment in the Sandlewood Apartments in Morrow. Police arrived at the complex after a neighbor reported a domestic disturbance at Bell's apartment.
But Bell’s wife, Urica, told Channel 2's Carl Willis that she and her husband were not fighting.
"He was yelling. I was yelling, but it was not an argument," she said. "That's the way we expressed our opinion."
However, police said they saw injuries on her body.
“The evidence showed her injuries were from aggravated assault with a firearm,” said Clayton County police Sgt. Tracy Jakes.
"That's not true," said Urica Bell. "I'm a small woman. If I got hit with a firearm I'd be black, blue, green, whatever you want to call it. It's going to reflect."
Police said they tried to talk to Marcus Bell, but he ran back into the apartment and disobeyed their commands to come out.
Meanwhile, police obtained warrants on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. It was later discovered that Bell also had a warrant out for his arrest in DeKalb County.
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.
Bell’s wife said it never should have ended that way.
"It's hurtful because right now, I went to the hospital. I can't even see my husband right now. He's been in surgery three times. Obviously, his condition is worse than what they're telling me," Urica Bell said.
When Willis asked a police representative whether a weapon was found in the apartment or if Bell attacked officers, he was told the investigation has been turned over to state investigators.
Officials with the Georgia Bureau Investigation said they had nothing to add because the investigation is ongoing.