NEW DETAILS: Man killed after shooting at Gwinnett police during standoff, cops say

Police said the man was killed after shooting at officers following a six-hour standoff at a home near Lilburn.

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Police said the man was killed after shooting at officers following a six-hour standoff at a home near Lilburn.

A man was killed Saturday morning after shooting at police during a SWAT standoff in a Gwinnett County neighborhood, authorities said.

The six-hour standoff began around midnight when officers were called to a domestic dispute at a home on Bent Willow Drive near Lilburn, Gwinnett police said.

When they arrived, officers discovered a woman with knife wounds in the backyard, GBI spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said in a statement. The woman’s boyfriend, identified as 43-year-old Steven Campos, then exited the home with a gun before going back inside, authorities said.

Police said Campos barricaded himself inside the home and fired several shots toward police, prompting officers to call in the SWAT team. Police tried to negotiate with the man for hours, but Campos eventually came out of the home and shot at officers, authorities said.

One officer returned fire, striking Campos, police said. SWAT officers and paramedics provided medical aid, but he died at the scene.

The GBI is investigating the incident, which is typical in most officer-involved shootings.

The incident in Gwinnett marks the 83rd officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate this year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks police shootings that don’t involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI’s tally.

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