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Athens teen shot in head, suspect in custody

Updated: May 25

By Joe Johnson

An teen is in stable condition with a head wound and a suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting this week outside of downtown Athens.

According to police, the incident happened early Wednesday morning near West Broad and Pulaski streets, where responding officers located the 17-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

The victim lived at the nearby Parkview Homes apartment complex, according to Lt. Jody Thompson, public information officer for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

The teen reportedly was shot from a moving car.

Thompson did not know if investigators had established a motive for the shooting.

The victim was transported to hospital, where on Friday he was reported to be in stable condition.

After investigation, police obtained warrants for the arrest of 20-year-old Quavarez Marquel Sanders on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

He was booked into the county jail with an address on Weir Circle, which is within the Parkview Homes complex.

Quavarez Marquel Sanders

He was found and arrested on Thursday.

An investigation by is ongoing, and ACCPD asked for anyone with relevant information to contact Detective Paul Johnson at 762-400-7060 or

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Cesspool......I'm with some non-criminal folks at the beach,, We took bets on whether you would blame poverty, racism or white privilege today, I won.

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Don't despair, Izzy.

This is ALL part of Cesspools résumé building to run for ACC Commissioner.

I think the chances are excellent! Has the right racist criminal loving bleeding heart liberal attitude. Just what it takes to be a commissioner here


Shot in the head. No brain to damage.

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What if that were your child shot in the head and you came here and read that comment? When did you lose every ounce of your humanity?


I'm sure, absolutely sure, local school teachers are "NOT SURPRISED" .

Local stupidity involving gangs and drugs

Dumbasses killing each other.

Where is BLM?

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Teachers are not surprised as they witnesss they poverty, racial injustice and bullying that happens in schools. Kids only get involved with guns and gangs for a few reasons but they all lead back to poverty. They believe they are protected and can make money for their families. Once again, I’ll will say that unless you attack the root cause of violence, you will never see it stop. And don’t complain when it hits your own family if you’re not willing to help make the necessary changes.

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