Man shoots gun at door while under the influence

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 40-year-old man was arrested for reckless conduct and discharging a firearm under the influence of alcohol after he reportedly shot at a door near his family members.

Deputies arrived and saw the man holding the handgun while his mother loudly talking to him. Deputies were able to place the man in handcuffs and retrieve his gun. He said he wasn’t going to hurt anyone.

His wife said they had been drinking for 12 hours and he had been drinking the day before, however she said this wasn’t typical behavior for him.

She said his mood had been declining throughout the night and began after he asked her to read messages from their downstairs tenant. She declined because she knew it’d make them both upset because “he’d feel like she didn’t have his back.”

The incident had begun about two hours prior to her call to the Sheriff’s Office. She saw the gun out and asked him about it. He said he was tired of people mistreating him and he didn’t want to live.

She walked away from him but when he became more upset she left him alone. He asked if she thought he was “bluffing,” and shot a round into the door.

When his mother came over, the man became more agitated, pointing the gun at his head and briefly at his wife and mother.

His wife called 911. Deputies snuck up on the man and were able to get the gun from him.


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