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.