One man is dead and police are looking for three others after a failed home invasion turned into a deadly close-quarters shootout in Georgia.
Now police have released home security camera footage showing the chaotic gun fight in the hopes of identifying the suspects.
“All three suspects are armed in the video,” Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County police department said in a statement.
“They are not wearing masks and we highly anticipate someone recognizing them. They should be considered armed and dangerous and a threat to the community.”
Police say the robbery occurred Friday, Sept. 16 just before 4 a.m. at a home on Spring Drive, in Gwinnett County near northeast Atlanta.
Multiple security cameras capture the three men entering the home, armed with pistols and using only pulled-up hoodies and sweaters as concealment.
According to police, the men were searching for cash when the woman awoke and confronted the robbers, herself armed with a handgun.
What follows is an intense close-quarters shootout, as the woman opens fire on the alleged thieves, who return fire as they flee. Puffs of drywall explode from the wall as bullets criss-cross the room, with all the parties diving for cover or trying to flee the scene.
The woman then dialed 911 to report the break-in.
“Someone (came) in my house,” the woman told the 911 dispatcher. “I don’t know how they (came) in…They’ve got a gun.”
According to police, the woman fatally shot one of the men in the torso as he was fleeing the scene. Police later identified him as 28-year-old Atlanta resident Antonio Leeks.
Police are hoping that by releasing the surveillance camera footage, the public will be able to identify the other three suspects.
“It’s not common that we receive this caliber of surveillance video showing the crime unfold, an actual home invasion,” Washington said in an interview with WSB-TV 2 News in Atlanta. “They’re not wearing anything on their faces so we’re highly anticipating someone watching the evening newscast will recognize these people.”
The woman, a local restaurant manager, told police the house did not belong to her, but that she was staying there because it was more convenient for work. Various supplies for her restaurant – including a large quantity of paper rolls and various stacked boxes – are seen in the room where the shooting took place.