SWAT standoff at DeKalb County motel after late-night shooting

A shooting and SWAT standoff along Memorial Drive in DeKalb County prompts a massive police response on May 31, 2024. (FOX 5)

A shooting resulted in a SWAT standoff at a motel along Memorial Drive in DeKalb County. 

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting was reported shortly after 10:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of Memorial Drive near Rockbridge Road SW. Upon arriving, officers found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The alleged gunman was believed to be inside a motel near the intersection. Authorities called in the SWAT team to assist. 

Authorities urged people to avoid the area until the situation is resolved. By Saturday, they revealed the suspect had been caught. He was believed to be the son of the woman who was shot.

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The incident remains under investigation. 

The names of those involved have not been released. 

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