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Athens gang member allegedly shoots second person in less than three months

Tishauwn Taquan Mahaffey

By Joe Johnson

A known Athens gang member this week allegedly shot a second person in less than three months, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

Tishauwn Taquan Mahaffey, 30, of Sycamore Drive allegedly shot a resident of Rolling Ridge Apartments shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday during an altercation at the housing complex that is located off of Kathwood Drive,

Mahaffey, previously identified by police as a member of the NBA (Never Broke Again) street gang, was already wanted by police on an aggravated assault charge for a June 23 shooting at Berlin Street Apartments in which a 28-year-old woman was seriously injured when struck by a bullet.

According to police, the woman was an innocent bystander who was shot while watching an altercation between Mahaffey and another person. 

An investigation of the incident led to the issuance of an aggravated assault warrant against Mahaffey, police said.

The more recent shooting was reported to police at 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

Officers initially responded to Rolling Ridge Apartments on a report of someone named “Snoop” waving a gun around during an altercation and while en route they received an update that multiple 911 callers reported shots being fired, according to a police incident report.

Upon arrival, officers learned that Snoop was a nickname for Quatavious Borders, a 21-year-old resident of the apartment complex and that he lying on the floor of his apartment, suffering from gunshot wounds to his arm and foot, according to the report.

A witness reportedly told officers they saw Borders and Mahaffey fighting outside of Building 7, and that Snoop pushed Mahaffey into some bushes “and began firing rounds at him with a handgun.”

The witness said that Mahaffey then chased Borders toward Building 12 while firing a handgun at the other man, according to the police report.

In front of a breezeway at Building 12, officers located spent bullet cartridge casings, some live rounds, and the beginning of a blood trail that led to Border’s apartment.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the report noted.

No warrants had been issued in this case as of Wednesday afternoon.

"Preliminarily, we know that Borders shot at Mahaffey first. Borders was then shot by Mahaffey. We’re still looking closely at the particulars of the case. said Capt. Christopher Nichols, commanding officer of the Athens-Clarke County police Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with information concerning the Rolling Ridge incident or knows the whereabouts of Mahaffey is encouraged by police to contact Detective Paul Johnson at 762-400-7060 or

Anonymous calls can be made to the Crime Stoppers confidential tip line at 706-705-4775. 

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