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Alleged downtown Athens shooter arrested

Brandon Daqwon Cobbs

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting at a car that was driving on a street downtown two weeks ago, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Brandon Cobbs, 24, of Woodridge Circle was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said.

According to police, Cobbs was the person who on Feb. 26 fired shots from a handgun at a black sedan that was driving on East Clayton Street near College Avenue.

No one was injured in the incident.

Earlier this week police publicly released a surveillance camera photo of the alleged shooter and announced a cash reward for information that led to the suspect being identified.

However, “Cobbs was identified by investigative measures not related to the released photos or reward," said Lt. Shaun Barnett, ACCPD’s public information officer.

After the shooting, Cobbs was later picked up by someone driving a white van, according to police.

Surveillance camera images of the van used in connection with a shooting in downtown Athens on Feb. 26.

That person remained unidentified, and the investigation was ongoing.

Police asked for anyone with information regarding the shooting, or has any video from the area of the shooting when it occurred to contact Detective Hovie Lister at 762-400- 7333 or

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I still scratch my head over so many local males, homegrown products, in their 20s involved with such criminal endeavors. What did the schools teach? Were ethics or right and wrong discussed? Many played football etc. These so called sports of self discipline. Without a moral compass these skills translated to gang warfare. How do so many fall through the cracks of full time instruction for 12 years (less if they drop out)? The Superintendent for many of these kids was Lanoue, Superintendent of the Year(is that a joke?). Can you just blame bad or no parenting or were these kids indoctrinated and lead a stray? Science would dictate that you review how you educate to have better outcomes. A…


Being as how no one ended up being shot or hurt will DA Gozalez see this as nonviolent and release him without bail? Just asking because I would like to know just how less safe Athens will continue to be because of her.

Jarvis T
Jarvis T
Mar 12, 2022
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Let’s see how it goes on May 24th! Hopefully the blockhead base for the current mayor finally gets overwhelmed by Joe and Jane Q citizens votes that vote for somebody that’s truly for law and order

G O M A R A ! ! !

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