Woman shot multiple times after firing at officer; 7 detained 

A woman was shot multiple times early Thursday after firing at a Gwinnett County SWAT officer, polic...

A woman was shot multiple times early Thursday after firing at a Gwinnett County SWAT officer, police said.

The incident started about 6:30 a.m. when a SWAT team went to a home in the 2400 block of Buford Dam Road near Buford to serve the woman “high-risk” arrest and search warrants, Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

As officers entered the home through multiple points, the woman started shooting at one of them, Pihera said.

“We know that she fired at least two rounds at one of our SWAT officers,” she said. “And he was able to return fire, striking her multiple times.” 

At least one of the bullets hit her in the torso. The woman went down, and SWAT medics took her outside to an ambulance, according to police.

She was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville with “very serious” injuries. 

“The last update (we) have on her was that she was in surgery,” Pihera said.

While the officer was not hit by any of the gunfire, he had a minor injury to his arm.

Seven other people were inside the home when police tried to serve the warrants, which were related to drug activity. All were detained, Pihera said. Police do not know if any of them have active warrants.

“To my knowledge, they’ve been cooperative with this investigation,” Pihera said.

woman-shot-multiple-times-after-firing-at-officer;-7-detained-and-nbsp; photo 1 A woman was shot multiple times after shooting at a Gwinnett County SWAT officer Thursday, police said. (Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM)

Police have not released the names of the woman, the seven in custody or the officer.

However, Pihera said there have been multiple ordinance violation calls and checks at the home in the past 10 months.

The GBI, which investigates use-of-force cases, is on the scene.

There have been 72 officer-involved shootings in Georgia this year, according to the GBI. In 2016, the agency investigated 77 officer-involved shootings.

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No other details have been released.

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