Man indicted for Athens homeless camp shooting


Andrew Lamar Lumpkin

By Joe Johnson

A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted a man for allegedly shooting another man.

According to the indictment that was filed Tuesday in Superior Court, Andrew Lamar Lumpkin on Jan. 9 fired a gun in the direction of Fernando Patterson, striking the victim once in the stomach.

The 66-year-old defendant was charged with one count of aggravated assault.

Patterson, 40, was also homeless, police said.

The shooting occurred at a homeless camp in the 200 block of North Avenue, according to Athens-Clarke County police, who arrested Lumpkin at the scene.

Lumpkin did not leave the scene of the shooting and was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated assault, police said.

He has been held ever since at the county jail without bail being set.

Patterson was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

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