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DeKalb SWAT team responds to shooting at Motel 6

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A SWAT team was called to a DeKalb County motel after a suspect barricaded himself inside a room Wednesday morning.

DeKalb County Police officers initially responded to a shots fired call at Motel 6 at Lawrenceville Highway and Montreal Road. Crews found a window shot out, according to DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.

Investigators determined the suspect fired a shot in his girlfriend's direction. The girlfriend called 911.

The SWAT team arrived after the suspect refused to leave his room. He eventually surrendered and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for a possible drug overdose; he is expected to recover. Police said he will face an aggravated assault charge; more charges may be pending.

The girlfriend was arrested on an unrelated warrant. No names have been released.

Lawrenceville Highway was briefly shut down as police investigated. The road has since reopened.