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Man shoots at police officers in Athens, is arrested after car chase

Walter McGuire

By Joe Johnson

A 25-year-old man from Madison County was arrested Friday night after he reportedly shot a gun at police officers in Athens and then led officers on a vehicle chase.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the officers were on patrol at tBethel Homes apartments on Hickman Drive where they saw that Walter Mcaguire of Colbert had a gun,

When attempting to investigate, McGuire reportedly got into a car and fired the gun, with at least one officer returning fire.

The car then sped off, and McGuire was arrested after a pursuit, police said.

No injuries were reported from the apparent exchange of gunfire.

McGuire was booked into the Clarke County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.



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So why did they go after him in the first place? It’s perfectly legal to carry a gun in this state. I don’t see police going into predominantly white neighborhoods and going after people open carrying. ACAB.

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