Updated: Dec 31, 2020
By Joe Johnson
Athens-Clarke County police have identified the man who was fatally shot Tuesday night at Rolling Ridge Apartments as 27-year-old Quamiek Malik Aziz.
Clarke County Coroner said Aziz was a resident of the complex that is located off of Kathwood Drive, near Newton Bridge Road.
According to a police news release that was issued Wednesday morning, Aziz was shot at about 8:39 p.m. the night before.
Officers were in the area for an unrelated matter when they heard two gunshots. Upon hearing the shots, an officer ran in the direction of the gunfire, police said, and when the officer reached the scene inside a breezeway of Building 7, he found Aziz with a bullet wound to his head.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died, according to the news release.
Police announced that a Crime Stoppers cash reward was being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the shooter.
Police asked for anyone with information on the shooting to contact Sgt. Greg Dickson at (762) 400-7070 or email@example.com, or Detective Sean McCauley at (762) 400-7061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous tips can be made to the Crime Stoppers confidential tip line at (706) 705-4775.