Officer Involved Shooting - Bent Willow Drive

(Lilburn, Ga., November 7, 2020) – The Gwinnett County Police Department SWAT team was involved in an officer involved shooting, which resulted from a domestic-related incident.

Uniform officers were called to a home on Bent Willow Drive regarding a domestic-related incident heard by a neighbor. Responding officers located the female victim in the back yard of the residence.  After treating her for injuries she was removed from the scene. 

While on scene the suspect exited the residence, presented a firearm, and went back inside.  The suspect shot inside the residence, as he barricaded inside. Uniform officers attempted negotiations with the suspect but were unsuccessful. The Gwinnett County SWAT team was activated and responded to the scene. During the incident the suspect fired shots on several occasions while inside the residence.  The SWAT negotiators attempted to resolve the issue peacefully. The suspect exited the residence and shot at SWAT officers.  An officer returned fire and the suspect was struck.

SWAT officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect. Paramedics were nearby and responded to the scene quickly. The suspect was deceased at the scene.

The Gwinnett County Police Department has called the GBI to handle the investigation.

Case Number:  20-084520

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