The walls started closing in on Lauren Brown long before he barricaded himself inside his Suwanee home with five captive firefighters.
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Timeline: April 10, 2013
3:41 p.m. Gwinnett County 911 Center receives a call from Lauren Brown at 2440 Walnut Grove Way in Suwanee stating he is having chest pains.
3:48 p.m. Five EMT/firefighters from the Gwinnett County Fire Department arrive at the residence. Brown is found in his bedroom, lying in bed, and seems to be suffering from a condition that restricts his movement.
3:54 p.m. Brown produces a handgun and holds firefighters at gunpoint.
4:05 p.m. The first officer arrives on the scene and, three minutes later, the SWAT team is activated.
4:07 p.m. Brown releases one hostage to move the firetruck and ambulance from in front of his house. He demands that his power, cellphone, Internet and television service (which had been deactivated for nonpayment) be restored.
5:15 p.m. Brown demands officers bring wood and tools and board up his windows and doors. He gives police a deadline of 7:30 p.m. to accomplish this.
6:30 p.m. Brown demands food be delivered for himself and the hostages.
7:30 p.m. A SWAT officer approaches to deliver food as a diversion while, at the same time, rescue teams enter the house. Brown refuses to drop his weapon and fires at the first officer to enter the bedroom, striking the officer in the forearm. The injured officer returns fire, striking and killing Brown.
* Information provided by Gwinnett County Police Department
Police released more details about the standoff during an afternoon press conference.
Police continued gathering evidence at the crime scene. The investigation could take months to complete.
The unidentified police officer wounded in the shootout remains hospitalized.
All four firefighters were released from the hospital.