Police: Man in Milton SWAT standoff fired shot inside home, pointed gun at wife

George Randall Moore
George Randall Moore

The man in the middle of a SWAT standoff that lasted more than two hours Wednesday fired a shot and pointed a gun at his wife earlier that morning, according to a Milton police report obtained by AJC.com.

A wellness check for George Randall Moore at his home on Watson’s Bend in The Manor Golf and Country Club was the catalyst for the lengthy standoff, AJC.com previously reported.

Charles Pittman, Moore’s brother, made a call to police alleging Moore was drunk and had fired a gun while Moore’s wife, Judith Moore, was in the house, the report said. What allegedly started the incident inside the home was an argument regarding the death of their dog earlier that day, the report said.

Judith Moore told police she heard her husband fire the gun in their master bedroom, the report said. She went there and found Moore, who pointed the gun at her. She then left the house and called her son, George Ryan Moore, according to the report.

As police arrived at the scene, so did the younger Moore. He told police his father had recently relapsed into alcoholism and had made threats about harming himself in the past, the report said.

Police surrounded the residence, called the SWAT team and obtained a search warrant, according to the report.

MORE: Man's charge upgraded to felony after SWAT situation at Milton home 

Moore refused to leave the home for hours. Police made multiple attempts to reach him by cellphone, home phone and a PA system, according to the report.

He eventually came out and was led away in handcuffs.

Moore was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail. He is  charged with felony aggravated assault and reckless conduct.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik, was at the scene,??where he learned that the man is a neighbor of "Real Housewives of Atlanta's" Kim Zolciak-Biermann.

In Other News