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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - A couple had a terrifying encounter with gunmen outside their home early Monday.

Sandy Springs police said the couple was awakened when their alarm went off just after midnight on Hunters Trace Circle.

The couple’s home security system indicated that a basement door had been opened. While his spouse called 911, the man went down to investigate.

The man then heard the garage door open and went out to see what was going on.

When the homeowner came out of the house, one of the intruders fired a gun toward him. The homeowner ducked and went back to the house. He was not injured.

Demarco Parham, of Atlanta, was arrested and charged with first-degree home invasion, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft.

The couple’s blue 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was recovered.

“We're very concerned about this,” Sandy Springs police Sgt. Sam Worsham said. “We're concerned about the safety of all of our citizens. We're doing the investigation, will try to locate the people involved.”

Via: http://www.wsbtv.com