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Athens man shot at Nellie B Homes

By Joe Johnson

A man reportedly was shot Thursday afternoon at Nellie B Homes in east Athens.

Officers responded to the public housing community at about 4:19 a.m. after multiple 911 calls were made regarding gunshots being fired in the 300 block of Carver Drive within Nellie B, according to Athens-Clarke County police Lt. Shaun Barnett.

While on the scene, he said, the officers learned that 20-year-old Lamarkus Craig had been driven to St. Mary's Hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound.

He had been shot in the arm and the bullet lodged in his back, according to a police incident report.

The report indicates that after hearing the gunshots a witness saw a black male with gold-tipped dreadlocks get into a gray Honda sedan and drive away.

The car displayed a Georgia tag that ended with "9230," according to the report, which indicated that the incident was partially recorded by a neighbor's Ring camera, and investigators recovered spent shell casings from the scene.

The injuries were said to be not life-threatening.

"The identity of the shooter is not known at this time," Barnett said.

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