Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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TUCKER -- Authorities on Tuesday said a man shot twice by police after he allegedly charged at officers with a knife had active warrants.
Two Gwinnett police officers opened fire Saturday night on Maynor Ramirez, 31, who was reportedly drunk and brandishing a large kitchen knife at a Tucker house party. Ramirez, struck twice in the torso, remained in serious condition and under guard at a local hospital Tuesday, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.
Ramirez had active warrants for a probation violation stemming from traffic offenses in the south Georgia town of Adel, Ritter said.
Police encountered Ramirez about 10:45 p.m. when responding to a call of several men fighting on Southern Woods Drive near Tucker.
According to police, Ramirez was carrying a large kitchen knife.
Officers told him to drop the weapon, but instead he raised the knife over his shoulder and advanced toward police, authorities said.
When his condition allows, Ramirez will be transferred to Gwinnett County jail and officially charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
The involved officers, who have not been identified, have been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy in police-related shootings.