Today is a sad day for Gwinnett Country, Georgia - as two police officers were shot by William Shable Caram, 37, who police allege to have attempted to run-over a police officer at a DUI check-point. Both of the innocent roommates were also tasered by the police. The media is interviewing the neighbors and it’s all over the local news, however the eyewitness to the carnage is at my home, still in a state of semi-shock (sleeping now, thank goodness.), and there is much more to the story than is being told on the news; this is the official account of the event:
Gwinnett Standoff Over; Suspect Dead
POSTED: 5:55 am EST January 4, 2008
UPDATED: 12:19 pm EST January 4, 2008
SUWANEE, Ga. — The suspect in the Gwinnett County standoff that began Thursday night is dead.
The incident began when Caram shot and wounded two Gwinnett County police officers trying to arrest him on a felony warrant.
The wounded officers, described as longtime veterans of the force, were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and reportedly were in stable condition. One was shot in the leg, and the other was hit in the back, abdomen, shoulder and arm and is in the Intensive Care Unit after undergoing surgery.
According to dispatchers, officers pulling up to the location pulled the injured officers to safety. MORE
Another report is available at cbs46.com/news.
This is the statement of Sarah XXXXXX, a witness to the carnage and one of two roommates of William Shable Caram, the perpetrator of the above stated crime:
Bill: Sarah, where were you when this first happened and how did it happen?
Sarah: I was in my bedroom and then they knocked on the door, once and then twice, I didn’t get up and go answer the door because my roommate told me that when we are home we don’t answer the door. My roommate Joel went down the stairs and answered the door and it was two (2) Gwinnett County police officers. They asked for Billy, who was the other roommate and they stated that they had a warrant for his arrest. Joel then proceeded to tell the officers where his room was located. They went up to the room and knocked first, then knocked twice, then announced that they were going to kick down the door. Once the door was kicked in the firing began; I don’t know who fired first but I believe it was Billy, the next thing I know the two officers were shot and one of them was right in front of my door. They were screaming man down, help me, I’m shot, oh God help me… for a minute they were laying on the ground and then backup came and picked the injured officers and carried them out of the house…
Bill: What were you doing at the time?
Sarah: I was screaming in my room, standing in the doorway, watching the entire thing.
Bill: Did the officers see you?
Sarah: Uh, I can’t see where they couldn’t have seen me, I was standing right in the door, screaming…
Bill: Where you screaming where the officers could have heard you?
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