Accidental shooting self-inflicted
SNELLVILLE - A Snellville man was hospitalized Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
Michael Ranjeet, 42, was putting his revolver into its holster when he accidentally cocked the hammer and pulled the trigger, according to police reports. The bullet entered and exited through Ranjeet's calf and then lodged in the floor.
An officer who arrived at Stone Creek on the Green apartments off Annistown Road rendered aid until an ambulance could arrive to transport Ranjeet to an area hospital.
Police: Man attacked wife with knife
LAWRENCEVILLE - A man tried to attack his wife with a knife and then got into a standoff with police Saturday in Wesley Place Apartments on Sweetwater Road, according to a police report.
Marco Aguilar-Lara, 33, allegedly got angry while he was talking on the phone and threw a beer can at his wife, striking her in the face. Aguilar-Lara then picked up a knife and came toward her, making a stabbing motion, the report said. He allegedly threw the knife at his wife but missed as she ran into their children's room, woke them up and escaped out the window.
Police who arrived at the apartment could not get Aguilar-Lara to surrender the knife. He reportedly said, "You'll just have to kill me." The officers sprayed Aguilar-Lara with pepper spray and struck him several times with a baton to little effect. Finally he dropped the knife when threatened with a Taser.
Aguilar-Lara is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer and possession of a knife while committing a felony.
Man carjacked at apartment complex
NORCROSS - A Norcross man was carjacked Saturday at Stone Brook Apartments.
The man was lost and driving around the complex when he came to a dead end about midnight, according to a police report. A gray car occupied by three unidentified black men dressed in black clothing pulled up and blocked the victim's car. The suspects got out and ordered the driver to get out at gunpoint.
The victim exited the car and ran away, hiding in some bushes until the suspects fled in his car.
The stolen vehicle was a gray 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer with a Georgia tag AGF9763.
500 gallons of gas leak into storm drain
NORCROSS - About 500 gallons of gasoline leaked from a fuel tanker and into a nearby storm drain at the QuikTrip Gas Station off Peachtree Parkway Tuesday evening.
The leak, which originated from a valve on the bottom rear portion of the tanker, was contained to a dry creek bed and was stopped by firefighters, said Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department. Between 10 and 15 people were evacuated from the gas station and a strip mall located south of the QuikTrip. No roadways were closed, and no injuries were reported, Rutledge said.
- From staff reports