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Man shot during westside Athens brawl, suspect arrested

Tracy Shaundell McIntyre

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.

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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
01 oct. 2023

I think what J_russ148 said is so true. Although I'm questioning any real knowledge of our lax justice system. More likely, they've just heard that Athens is a wide open market no matter what you are selling or buying, Now, of course the felons firing guns at one another were likely using stolen firepower. Our lax gun laws are letting imbiciles possess guns and those guns are being stolen and used in crimes. You know I'm right.



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People keep coming from miles around,

do their shooting and looting in Athens town,

holding up,

gunning down,

no of them worried about the DA clown.


I’ll tell y’all WHY these out of towners came to Athens! It’s simple AND a no brainer!!

I‘ve said many times before, these people from out of town know, and the word has gotten through, that Athens is now a wide open city, where the law is not enforced, and nobody is held accountable for their crimes. Where the DA’s office, whether it’s due to ethical and moral weakness because of Seattle-based progressive liberal style of law-enforcement from her office, or just simple incompetence, due to a staff shortage created by her own lack of management style, know that they’re not going to get into any kind of trouble here. And where our police department is short by 60 officers…

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