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Man accused of firing handgun during domestic dispute
Julian Benjamin Gordon
Julian Benjamin Gordon

A Forsyth County man was taken into custody over the weekend after he allegedly fired a handgun near his wife during a domestic dispute, authorities say.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater, Julian Gordon, 50, was arrested at about 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, after deputies were called to an address on Royal Melbourne Way in south Forsyth to investigate a domestic dispute that had allegedly turned violent.

While investigating the incident, deputies were able to view footage from a doorbell camera at the residence, which reportedly showed Gordon’s alleged victim fleeing the residence and a gun being fired off camera.

Investigators believe Gordon was the aggressor in the incident, Rainwater said.

“In this case it was clear she was trying to get away and at some point [Gordon] retrieved a handgun and followed her out,” he said.

Rainwater said that investigators are unsure whether Gordon intentionally fired at his alleged victim or if he fired at the ground in an attempt to “scare or intimidate” her. One shell casing was located and collected from the scene.

No one was injured during the incident and after his arrest Gordon was taken to the Forsyth County Jail.

Gordon has been charged with aggravated assault with a gun, terroristic threats and use of a weapon, discharging a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and reckless conduct.

As of Tuesday afternoon, he was held in custody under no bond.