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Police ID home invasion suspects

NORCROSS - Police on Wednesday identified the perpetrators and victims involved in a home invasion gone awry earlier this week.

Robbery suspect Kenneth Williams, 22, of Norcross, was shot by a Gwinnett police officer in the melee. Williams has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and three counts of aggravated assault.

"He is still listed in critical condition but is expected to survive his wounds," Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli said.

The officer who shot Williams remains on administrative leave while an internal investigation is pending, Schiralli said. Police have not identified the four-year veteran of the force.

The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday at The Mission Heritage Apartments on Jimmy Carter Boulevard, where a resident called 911 to report a robbery in progress.

According to his arrest warrant, Williams used a loaded, .40 caliber handgun to pistol-whip resident Corey Leonard Woods, 23. Williams demanded drugs and money but left with nothing, police said.

Williams' alleged accomplice, Marshall Richards, 23, was arrested on scene. He remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond, charged with two counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Two children and a woman were also in the apartment at the time but weren't harmed, police said.

The officer ordered Williams to drop his weapon, but he failed to comply, making an "aggressive movement" toward the weapon before he was shot, according to police.