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Gwinnett County Police say officer at scene of domestic struggle shoots man who pointed gun at him

The GBI has now identified the man shot as 47-year-old Ramon Guillen.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County Police say there was an officer-involved shooting at a "domestic-related incident" in Norcross early Saturday morning.

The department said it is investigating the incident, which happened shortly after 11 p.m. last night at the Elevate at Jackson Creek apartment complex. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is also now investigating.

In a release, the GBI later Saturday morning identified the man who was shot as 47-year-old Ramon Guillen, and said he is in critical condition.

According to police, an officer arrived on scene where a domestic dispute was unfolding inside an apartment between a husband, now identified as Guillen, wife. 

They said the wife opened the door and the officer "could see the struggle between a male and a female, and that’s when he saw that there was a firearm and the suspect - the male - was armed and pointed that at our officer."

The GBI release mentioned the firearm but did not confirm it was pointed at the officer.

After the officer fired, according to the GBI, "The officer then reportedly pulled the female from the residence, while Guillen slammed the front door."

It's not clear how many times Guillen was shot.

The SWAT team was then called in to clear the scene, and in the interval at some point Guillen made it out of the apartment and to a hospital. The GBI said he was admitted to a facility in Sandy Springs at 2:40 a.m.

Police said he was still at the hospital, and that they expect to arrest him when he's discharged on warrants including aggravated assault against his wife and officer and false imprisonment of his wife.

Police believe it is an isolated incident, and has no relation to the ongoing search for a gunman in the killing yesterday of a person in the middle of the day at a busy local business.

"Domestic violence situations are always something officers approach with caution, and based on our tactics training and continuing education through the department, we're able to engage," the police information officer on scene said.



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