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Suspect captured after officer-involved shooting

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A suspect in a recent officer-involved shooting in Gwinnett County has been arrested in Flowery Branch.

Marc Black, 26, was taken into custody at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said he was the passenger in a car that was pulled over after officers spotted him inside. He has been charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer.

Black is accused of driving the car that tried to run down a Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy Monday evening in the 4900 block of Braselton Highway in Hoschton, down the street from Mill Creek High School.


It started out when Walton County deputies were serving a warrant on a misdemeanor charge. They spotted a white car in a driveway outside a house that was clearly trying to avoid police, going to great lengths to drive off the pavement and through the yard – all the way behind the house, and back around the front, in order to get away.

It just wouldn't stop when the deputy tried to flag it down.

According to the sheriff's office, he felt his life was in danger – and that's when he pulled the trigger.

"He is fairly certain that he struck the vehicle," said Corporal Michele Pihera of the Gwinnett County Police Department. "However, we don't know if anybody inside the vehicle was struck. We have no reason to believe anybody was struck, but we have no reason to believe anybody was not struck as well."

The vehicle was later recovered, and deputies were certain that no one had been struck – there was no trace of blood in the car that they could find after an examination of the vehicle. Pihera said the car was reported stolen in Florida.

Wednesday afternoon, police tracked down the two women who were inside the car at the time. Both women cooperated with investigators and will not face charges.