GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Officials are providing more information about what happened and what went wrong in a SWAT standoff that ended tragically in Gwinnett County on Wednesday.
Two-year-old Phillip Nguyen died after police said he was shot by his father, Thy Anh Ho, in a Buford home. Ho also died from what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Gwinnett Police say the fact that the hostage was a child might have played an impact mentally on officers, but not tactically. They told 11Alive’s Ryan Kruger that they handled it exactly how they would approach every hostage standoff.