A routine eviction turned into a SWAT stand-off Wednesday.
Deputies with the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department were serving eviction papers at a home on Mountain Park Run in the Haynes Creek subdivision of Loganville. According to court documents, the home was auctioned off in November.
As they were attempting to make entry into the house, Kelvin Gourick, 54, appeared in the window asking why they were there.
Deputies identified themselves and explained why they were there, but Gourick refused to come out and that he would not let anyone in.
Deputies then heard gunshots from inside the house and the SWAT unit was activated.
"I heard a shot! Pow! It was a shot!" exclaimed David McGee, a neighbor.
The street leading into the subdivision, Preserve Park Drive, was closed to traffic during the standoff.
"My whole driveway was full of cops. There was cops all down the block, all down the street," said Cleon Vaughn, who also lives nearby.
Homes within close proximity to the standoff, around eight, were evacuated.
After a 90 minute standoff, Gourick surrendered.
No one was injured, and Gourick was the only occupant inside the home.
Gourick is charged with terroristic threats and acts, and aggravated assault and was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail without further incident.
Gwinnett County deputies serve an average of 270 evictions a week.
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