MCDONOUGH — McDonough Police say a standoff in the Wesley Lakes subdivision is over and that officers are executing a search warrant on the East Shoreview Road house where the suspect held officers at bay all night.
About 7:30 a.m., an ambulance blared as it rushed out of the neighborhood and Henry County Police SWAT officers walked up the road to remove their gear and get much-needed cups of coffee.
McDonough Police Detective William Poss told the News the person in the ambulance was not a police officer and had "non-life-threatening injuries."
Asked to clarify who had been shot, Poss told reporters that the investigation was ongoing and to reveal the relationship between the shooter and the person injured "would compromise the investigation." He added that no officers were injured and that no one other than the suspect had been in the home.
"Right now, all we're prepared to release is there was an incident involving shots fired. A person was injured in that incident. This occurred approximately 10 p.m. yesterday's date. There was a subsequent standoff situation involving SWAT. At this point in time, we do have a suspect in custody, and that's all we're prepared to comment at this time."
Some residents were forced to sleep in their cars or places other than their homes last night. Those residents would be able to return to their homes "as soon as we've completed the debriefing with the SWAT teams, they've been able to remove their gear, and we can get people safely in and out of the roadway," Poss said.
Near the entrance to Wesley Lakes, a Henry County Sheriff's patrol car was parked alongside a school bus. One girl on her way to school looked stunned as she walked past a dozen police cars parked every which way in a cul-de-sac.
Loretha Bryant, who has lived in the quiet subdivision for one year and said she was awakened last night by lights in her front window, stood in her driveway taking cell phone video of news crews and police officers.
"It's crazy," Bryant said. "I never though anything like this would happen. It's the most police cars I've ever seen."
Officers from McDonough Police, Henry County Police, Clayton County Police and the Henry County Sheriff's Office were visible on scene.
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