RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A SWAT situation in Clayton County has ended, but a suspect is still at large Friday morning.

The incident began at around 8 p.m. Thursday. Clayton County Police Capt. Tina Daniels said it started as a dispute between a man and woman.

The victim told police that her boyfriend, 26-year-old Michael Nesmith Jr., hit her several times with a .45 caliber handgun and fired the weapon near her head out the window of their car as they drove down Interstate 75 south.

The woman got out of the car and called 911 at the Shell gas station on Highway 85 in Riverdale, according to Clayton County Police Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser.

Investigators found Nesmith's car in the driveway of his house at the corner of Peachtree Lane and Peachtree Terrace in Riverdale, Daniels said. A SWAT team surrounded the house, but Nesmith was gone by the time officers entered.

The female victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover from her injuries. Her name was not released.

Nesmith is still at large. He is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, and is considered armed and dangerous.

Watson-Fraser said Nesmith faces a number of charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, battery and making terroristic threats.

Anyone who sees the suspect is asked to call 911.

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