Georgia man threatens to shoot choose in video

August 16, 2021Updated August 16, 2021 4:17 PM

LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia (AP) – A suburban Atlanta man was arrested for threatening to shoot a judge in Georgia on a social media video.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s office said MPs arrested Micquel Deandre Gay on Monday, local news outlets report. Investigators said Gay posted a 24-minute video claiming he was shooting a Gwinnett County Supreme Court judge who denied Gay’s application to end his probationary period.

The sheriff’s office said Gay also threatened to shoot employees and close the district court.

Gay is charged with terrorist threats, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and criminal gang activity.

Authorities said the threats were “real and legitimate” and Gay showed a gun during the video.

“In the 24-minute live video, Gay threatened the killing of law enforcement agencies and officers and demonstrated his firearm on several occasions,” said a statement from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Gay was arrested in Rockdale County and taken to prison there. Records show that he was taken into custody elsewhere. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer to represent him.

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