FCSO NEWS RELEASE:
“Earlier this afternoon, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and S.W.A.T. team served an arrest and search warrant at a residence on Kelly Drive in North Forsyth County. The warrants stemmed from a domestic dispute which occurred in the early hours of July 30, 2023, where the male suspect is accused of trying to strangle a female victim. Warrants were issued by a Forsyth County Magistrate Judge for Aggravated Assault, a felony charge.
Based on information gathered, the suspect was confirmed to be a previously convicted felon and was believed to also illegally be in possession of one or more firearms. The FCSO S.W.A.T. and Negotiations team arrived at the residence and attempted to negotiate the suspects surrender but he refused to cooperate.
As negotiation attempts were unsuccessful, Deputies heard what they believed could have been one of more muffled gunshots within the residence. Deputies deployed a robot into the home and eventually a K-9 Deputy and his partner entered the home with the S.W.A.T. team where the found the suspect alive with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Deputies and Forsyth Fire and EMS rendered aid to the suspect, and he has been transported to an area hospital in critical condition. No Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputies discharged their weapons.
The initial criminal acts, as well as additional criminal acts discovered during the warrant service, are under investigation by the FCSO Major Crimes Unit and the FCSO Office of Professional Standards is conducting an internal investigation due to the suspects self-inflicted injury.”