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Sandy Springs Investigating Shooting Near Hotel

Update: Gunman in Custody, Baby's Mother Arrested Too

While the Sandy Springs gunman in Monday's 11-hour stand-off talked to negotiators on the porch, an entry team went inside the apartment to rescue the seven-month-old girl.

The gunman now known as Clinton Bailey, 33, is in police custody after a daylong stand-off with authorities at a Sandy Springs apartment complex. 

While Bailey talked to negotiators on the porch, an entry team took advantage and went inside the apartment to rescue the seven-month-old girl, who was held hostage, said Sandy Springs Police Lt. Steve Zgonc. She was unharmed.

“We then took him into custody,” Zgonc said.

Lindsay Rodgers, the infant’s mother was also arrested on obstruction charges, Zgonc said. She was nearby during the afternoon as the incident unfolded, he said.

When authorities finally located Rodgers and talked with her, she was not cooperative. “She hindered the investigation,” Zgonc added.

Police believe Bailey lives at the complex but they were not yet clear on his relationship to Rodgers and her daughter.

Sandy Springs Police and SWAT teams were in a stand-off with Bailey since mid-morning Monday at One Sovereign Place Apartments at 4883 Roswell Road

Police say, he walked into the leasing office about 9:45 a.m., complaining about water problems. Soon after he started to wave a gun at staff. No shots were fired.

Shortly afterwards, Bailey was holed up in an apartment keeping authorities –who were trying to protect the infant- at bay.

They daylong stand-off included assistance from Gwinnett County Police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia State Patrol and Fulton County Schools Police - for bus activity.

At one point robots were ushered in at the scene to help with a better vantage point.

Roswell Road was closed most of the day between Franklin Road and Long Island Drive.

What goes around comes around March 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
brent bailey May 09, 2012 at 09:30 PM
yo thats my brother and we are aii praying for the best outcome and we just pray for my neice she is the true victime in all of this mayla. remember the baby had no controll of what she was put through so dont judge just look for signs of distress in your selfe or other familly members ask for help its never to late


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