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A shooting at a Buford residence that left two suffering from gunshot wounds initially stemmed from a couple’s argument about sex the night before that became violent, according to statements made by the suspect’s wife to police. 

Officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department responded to 911 calls Thursday, Dec. 16, regarding multiple shots fired at a residence on Rocksram Court in Buford.

Victor Reed

Police arrived at 11:17 p.m. to a group of people standing outside the suspect’s residence. One witness in the group gathered outside told the responding officer his cousin had been shot. The victim, a 31-year-old Buford man, was lying on the ground outside the home suffering from a gunshot wound. The reporting officer saw another man walking across the front lawn who identified himself as the shooter, saying, “I’m your guy.” The suspect was placed under arrest and was later identified as Victor Reed, 51, of Buford. 

According to Reed’s wife, the shooting occurred as a result of a physical altercation stemming from an argument about sex between them the night before during which the suspect allegedly struck his wife. The physical altercation was overheard on the phone by the wife’s cousin and reported to the suspect’s wife’s son. According to Reed’s wife, her son came to the residence with three friends where they found Reed in a parked vehicle with a pistol. The wife said the son attempted to “get the gun out of Victor’s hand,” but Reed eventually put the gun down when one of the four males also pulled out a handgun and, during the struggle to take the gun, Reed was hit in the head by one of the four boys.

Reed’s wife said her husband then went into the residence trying to open a black box using a key, which she said she thought was an attempt to get another gun. The wife stated she attempted to calm Reed down, walked away and then saw her husband shooting.

According to the police report, a second male was injured and fled the scene. Both victims were treated for their injuries. Neighborhood cameras captured video evidence, which has been submitted to police for the ongoing investigation.

Reed has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and remained in the Gwinnett County Jail as of Tuesday, Dec. 21, without bond.

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