SUWANEE -- A man accused of shooting two people in Auburn on Monday afternoon turned the gun on himself after a 90-minute standoff with Gwinnett authorities, police said.
Suwanee police spokesman Capt. Clyde Byers said officers were called to apartments off Scales Road at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. Barrow County authorities believed 29-year-old Shuaib Zaid Omar, a suspect in an earlier double shooting that left one woman dead, may have been at a family home there.
He was, Byers said, and was already on the lawn with a gun to his head.
"As our guys were en route to the location, he evidently went out into the yard and started threatening to commit suicide," Byers said.
Suwanee police called SWAT team members from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office, who tried to talk the suspect down for about 90 minutes. Omar eventually shot himself.
Authorities initially believed him to be dead, but that was not the case.
"They did find a faint pulse when he got to (Gwinnett Medical Center)," Byers said, noting that Omar was "in pretty bad shape" Monday evening.
The suspect's mother and brother were at the Suwanee home but were not threatened, police said.
Auburn Police Chief Paul Nadeau said one of the two women Omar shot in the apparent domestic dispute in Auburn died after being taken to the nearby hospital. Nadeau said the other victim was in critical condition at Gwinnett Medical Center.
One of the victims was believed to be Omar's girlfriend.
— The Associated Press contributed to this article