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Athens woman seriously injured in her home by wayward bullet fired from outside

Updated: Sep 13, 2022


By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman reportedly was shot and seriously injured when a domestic dispute erupted in gunfire outside her home.

According to a press release issued Monday by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, officers responded at 1:52 a.m. to a report of shots fired on Burkland Drive.

When officers arrived, witnesses stated that a domestic incident occurred between a male and female outside of a residence, the release noted. “The man fired multiple shots but the woman was not injured, according to the release.

However, “Additional witnesses then told officers that a 27-year-old female in a nearby residence had been shot in the back.

“Officers responded to that scene and began first aid. Witnesses stated that the victim was inside the residence lying on a couch when she was struck by gunfire. EMS arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital with a serious injury.”

Additional information was unavailable because the report of the incident had yet to be cleared for public release by the police Records Division, according to Athens-Clarke County police Public Information Assistant Geof Gilland.

“ACCPD is investigating to determine whether one of the shots from the domestic dispute hit a young lady in a different residence located nearby,” Gilland said.

Police asked for anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Dara Deckert at 762-400-7198 or Dara.Deckert@accgov.com.

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Athens-Clarke county has become such a lovely place. I know all you citizens are so proud. Please continue the great work and electing such competent officials.

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chadtipulas
chadtipulas
2022年9月13日
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😂

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chadtipulas
chadtipulas
2022年9月13日

Athens keeps sinking to new lows. I stay strapped. Never know where or when the next shooting will be! The DA and commissioners are only bent on making it easier for thuggery to proliferate!

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Seriously…

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Christa Coulter-Scott
Christa Coulter-Scott
2022年9月12日

Damn that's sad. I hope she will be OK.

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Jarvis T
Jarvis T
2022年9月12日

It’s simple! Our DA needs to get SO lowdown, hardcore, ruthlessly, throw the book at, draconian when it comes to convicting anybody that commits a crime using a firearm, handing out maximum sentences with no chance of parole, so that any wise guy that even THINKS about using a gun will think TWICE about pulling it! Our justice system MUST send a proverbial bloody nose to these gangsta’s, thugs, wannabes and cowboys CONSISTENTLY so the message sinks in good and proper!!

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Watching&Wondering
Watching&Wondering
2022年9月14日
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Before we can demand the DA to be more enthusiastic about enforcing laws and sending people to jail/prison, we must demand that ACC Officials increase the pay of Sheriff’s Deputies to that of Police Officers. If you want more people in jail, ACC needs to hire more Deputies to staff the jail. To do that, the pay for law enforcement has got to be fair and equal! The Sheriff’s Office can’t hire quality persons if they can go to the Police Department and make thousands of dollars more. If you want people in jail, the taxpayers will have to pay for it, and demand it.

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