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Man injured in third Athens shooting in four days, suspect in custody

Dekescia Jashay Faust

By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman was arrested Tuesday night after police said she shot a man during an apparent domestic violence incident in the eastside neighborhood of Martin CouI rtheastside neighborhood of Martin Court

The 31-year-old male victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of a bullet wound to his ankle, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

The suspect, 27-year-old Dekescia Jashay Faust of Coleridge Court, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies.

She was being detained Wednesday at the county jail without being granted bail.

The investigation is ongoing, and police asked for anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Joshua Ramey at 762-400-7257 or

The incident marked the third time that someone was shot within four days since the weekend.

In the first, a woman suffered a foot injury by a bullet that was shot into her home o Coleridge Court in the Athens Gardens apartment complex at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, and a 32-year-old man suffered what was described as non-life-threatening injuries when shot shortly after 12 a.m. Sunday on Thumpa Avenue in the Clarke Gardens complex.

ACCPD Public Information Officer Lt. Jody Thompson said investigators did not believe the woman had been specifically targeted.

"The incidents were not related." he said. "The Thumpa Avenue (incident) had several different witness accounts of what actually occurred. It is still unclear what actually caused the shooting.

The investigation of both weekend incidents were ongoing, and police asked for anyone with information regarding these shootings is asked to contact Sgt. Scott Black at 762-400-7058 or

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She looks more like a Beth or Ann.

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That made me laugh.


Breadoflife Faiupu
Breadoflife Faiupu
Jun 29, 2023

There's about one in four odds that an Athens shooting will involve a Faust.


So Gonzales…how’s that RESTORATIVE JUSTICE thang workin’ out for you?!

Everything going to plan?

Your entertainment attorney dreams all coming true?!

Still think what your doing is the correct way to enforce the law?!

I SURE sleep peacefully knowing you’re at the helm. Yup! You’re SURE gonna get MY VOTE next election!!

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