SOUTHWEST FORSYTH – A man who was arrested Saturday afternoon after reportedly shooting another man in the stomach near the Forsyth-Fulton County border was acquainted with the victim, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.
Abundio Lagos-Duran, 55, of Alpharetta, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and is being held at the Forsyth County Jail without bond.
At 2:13 p.m. on Jan. 14, deputies responded to 6415 Atlanta Highway, which is between McFarland Parkway and Milton’s Cambridge High School, in reference to a person shot call, according to a Cpl. Pete Sabella, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
When they arrived on scene, “they located a male victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his left lower abdominal area. The victim and witnesses were able to provide deputies with an excellent description of the shooter,” Sabella said.
The victim, 50, is also from Alpharetta.
After setting up a perimeter and conducting a brief manhunt, deputies located Duran, who was reportedly sitting in a parked car just blocks away from the incident location.
“While taking the suspect into custody, our guys found the weapon used in the shooting ... he still had the gun on him,” Sabella said.
Sabella said it is not known what led to the incident or whether Duran has any prior history in Forsyth County.
The case is still under investigation, and no status update has been provided on the victim’s condition.