Police: Homeowner shot robber in face

Gwinnett home invasion suspect shot by homeowner

Two alleged home burglars picked the wrong Gwinnett County house to break into Thursday morning. Not only was the homeowner inside, but he was armed with a gun, police said.

Around 11 a.m., the homeowner, whose name was not released, called 911 to report that two suspects were attempting to break into his home, according to Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett police. Moments later, while the homeowner was still on the phone with 911, one of the suspects forced his way into the home through a window, Smith said.

“The homeowner retrieved a handgun and fired at the suspect, striking him,” Smith said in an emailed statement. “Both suspects retreated to a black passenger car and fled the scene.”

By the time officers arrived, the two suspects were gone. But around 11:30 a.m., officials at the Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth campus, told police a man matching the description of a suspect had entered the hospital wounded, Smith said.

The injured suspect, Tajh Guillont, 22, was taken to surgery in serious condition. His condition was not known late Thursday.

After dropping off the injured man, the second suspect left the hospital in the black car, according to police. Duluth police later located the vehicle at a nearby apartment complex, but the man who was driving the car has not been identified, Smith said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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