By Joe Johnson
A man reportedly was shot Thursday afternoon during a brawl in west Athens.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Mitchell Bridge Road soon after 4 p.m. to investigate 911 calls reporting that a group of males were fighting and gunshots were heard, according to Geof Gilland, public information assistant for the Athens-Clarke Police Department.
Officers arrived to find 33-year-old Woody Pierre of New Orleans had been shot, Gilland said, and they identified 50-year-old Tracy McIntyre of Lawrenceville as the suspected shooter.
The severity of the victim’s injuries were not immediately known.
The police spokesman said he did not have information that explained how the suspect and victim with out-of-town addresses came to be in Athens or why the group of men were fighting.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation, including the link between the shooter and the victim,” Gilland said.
McIntire was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and was being held at the county jail without bail set for his release.