Shot eight times, ‘miracle patient’ from Gwinnett now home



Highlights

Will Hudson was released Thursday from Gwinnett Medical Center.

Hudson was shot while working as a security guard at an extended stay hotel in Norcross.

Early one morning in September, Will Hudson was shot eight times while he was at work as a security guard at an extended stay hotel in Norcross.

On Thursday, the 46-year-old was wheeled out of Gwinnett Medical Center surrounded by his family, Channel 2 Action News reported.

His doctor called him a “miracle patient.” Hudson said, “It’s been tough, but I thank God I’m here.”

Gwinnett County police say Xavier Geder, a resident of the hotel, fired the shots at Hudson.

“I seen the guy on my left, I had no problems with the guy, and all of a sudden he started shooting,” Hudson said.

Hudson tried to crawl to safety, but collapsed.

“He came up at me and shot me three more times,” Hudson said. “Then he went to shoot me in the head and the gun jammed.

“People don’t get eight shots. Some people only get one and it’s over with, and I got eight.”

Hudson’s family credits trauma doctor Luttrell Toussaint with his recovery.

Toussaint said of Hudson, “He really is a miracle patient. He is someone that we looked at and were worried about from Day 1.”

As for Geder, he was arrested a few days after the incident and is still in the Gwinnett jail on an aggravated assault charge.

Added Hudson’s wife, “This is just the perfect Christmas gift.”


Next Up in News

Tom Price fine pick for DHHS
Donald Trump could not have nominated a better person as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services than U.
For a taste of what could be, take a look at N.C.’s breweries
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Change is hard. It’s hard in part because those who resist it can point to what would be lost, which usually can be seen, while...
Election paves way for opportunities to improve healthcare
As the country adjusts to the news of the new president-elect, the Trump administration and a new Congress have an opportunity to make some key...
Find a prescription that works
President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Tom Price to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can be read as a diagnosis...
Readers Write: Dec. 4
Emory’s leaders on a slippery slopeRegarding Emory University’s consideration of deeming their school a sanctuary campus, I cannot understand how any...
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.