Man charged with firing gun near cops

Fredrick Huse

Fredrick Huse

DULUTH -- A Duluth man is facing aggravated assault charges after police say he fired several shots near a Gwinnett gas station Tuesday, "bullets flying around the officers and several bystanders" as they worked an unrelated disturbance call.

Gwinnett County officers responded to the QuikTrip at 3844 Satellite Boulevard shortly before midnight and were investigating the previous disturbance when seven shots rang out, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said Thursday.

No one was injured as other officers arrived on scene to attempt to locate the shooter.

Reviewing footage from the primary officer's dashboard camera, Smith said, officials saw 34-year-old Fredrick Joe Huse and another man, "two subjects that several officers were already familiar with."

Footage showed Huse and the other man leaving the QuikTrip and beginning to enter the Saratoga Springs apartments before one of them "turned around and made taunting gestures toward the officers," Smith said.

A few minutes later, the shots were fired from the area where the suspects were last seen.

The investigation led police to Huse's apartment on Pleasant Village Lane, where a handgun and stolen shotgun were reportedly recovered. Huse was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Jail records show he is being held without bond.

According to records, Huse has been arrested multiple times in Gwinnett County, on charges ranging from DUI, carrying a concealed weapon, battery and drug possession.

The second man, police said, "just happened to be with Huse" at the time the shots were fired and has not been charged.

"He played no part in firing the shots and was cooperative with police," Smith said.