Police search for armed suspect

UPDATE (CBS46) -- The Brookhaven Police Department tells CBS46 they have taken the suspect into custody.

Around 2 p.m., investigators determined the man they were looking for was inside a unit at the Esquire Apartments on Buford Highway. The North Metro SWAT team found the suspect and took him into custody without incident. 

The suspect did not fire any additional rounds, and no officers discharged their weapons.  


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies are working to catch a gunman in the Brookhaven area. Police are urging residents to avoid these areas and stay indoors.

  • Clairmont Road from Buford Highway to Clairmont Way
  • Clairmont Place
  • Wilmont Drive
  • Buford Highway from Clairmont Terrace to Afton Lane

Police say around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a call of a man with a handgun inside an apartment complex on Buford Highway.

Officials tell us the alleged suspect is a 24-year-old Hispanic man with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with a tiger logo on the back, long black pants, black Nike sandals, and a black Adidas hat.

If you see a man matching this description, police are asking you to call 911.

The preliminary information suggests, the man was threatening suicide, and fired at least one round inside the apartment, which went through the floor, according to police.

CBS46 News learned when police arrived, he fled into a wooded area behind the apartment complex and has since fired at least two additional shots.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding. Departments have established a perimeter around the area in which the male is believed to be, say police.

A spokesperson with Brookhaven Police says additional resources have been called in, including a SWAT team and Canine unit.

A heavy police presence is expected in the area until the man is found.

We have a crew en route. Stick with us as we work to learn more details.

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