Mugshot: Michael Brandon Hill, 20 A gunman who opened fire at a Georgia elementary school on Tuesday was armed with an AK-47 "and a number of other weapons," police said. The shooter barricaded himself in the school's front office with employees before eventually surrendering to police, DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander told reporters. No one was injured, authorities said. Suspected shooter Michael Brandon Hill, 20, faces charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. The shooter fired approximately six shots from inside the school toward officers as they approached outside, Alexander said, and police returned fire. Police said it is unclear whether the suspect had any connection with the school, the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, which is about seven miles east of downtown Atlanta. Investigators believe the gunman entered the school behind someone, Alexander said. (the school is located in Lilburn, GA). (Photo by DeKalb County Sheriff's Dept.).
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A man accused of opening fire at an Atlanta-area elementary school this week had been arrested five months earlier on suspicion of threatening to kill his brother, a district attorney in Georgia's Henry County said Wednesday.