Gwinnett County

Soldiers honored after saving man shot in Gwinnett road rage incident

BUFORD, Ga. — Two U.S. Army soldiers are being recognized for their heroic acts that saved the life of a man shot during a road rage incident.

Gwinnett officers responded to calls of a person shot on Buford Drive on April 5.

On the scene, officers spoke with Staff Sergeant Richard Borges and Sergeant Austin Childers who used combat life saving techniques learned in training to treat the victim.

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The pair of soldiers applied chest seals and tourniquets on the victim’s arm and leg to stop the bleeding. Because of this, paramedics were able to immediately identify where the wounds were and the extent of them.

At the time of the shooting, police said

Police said the “courage and selfless service” they showed saved the life of the victim.

Gwinnett Police Chief Brett West held a ceremony on Monday to recognize Ssg. Borges and Sgt. Childers, both of whom are from the U.S. Army Recruiting Atlanta Battalion, Buford Recruiting Station.