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Man accused of firing sawed-off shotgun at police
No one injured in standoff at Oakwood home
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Ricardo Flavio Delafuente

Oakwood police say a man fired a sawed-off shotgun through the door at them around 3:30 p.m. Monday, but no residents or officers were hurt.

Ricardo Flavio Delafuente, 23, was arrested Monday after a standoff with police.

“When we got the call, it said that he was not taking his meds and he told his mama to leave and things were going to get ugly,” Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon said.

Police responded to Oakwood Hills Drive and attempted to talk with the man’s mother.

“At that point, he steps out the front door and then immediately goes back in and shoots through the door at our officers that were stationed by the apartment there,” Moon said.

The single gunshot damaged the apartment homes across the street from the incident scene, putting four or five holes in windows.

No officers or residents were injured from the shot. Police then notified dispatch to make contact with Delafuente inside the home.

“They eventually made contact with him,” Moon said. “They pretty much talked him into opening the door, throwing the gun out and then coming out with his hands up.”

The firearm was a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, Moon said.

Delafuente was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Georgia code defines unlawful firearm possession as “any sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine gun, dangerous weapon or silencer.”