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One killed, three injured in shooting outside Athens bar


By Joe Johnson

One person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting early Sunday outside of a bar on the west side of Athens.

According to police, the incident occurred outside International Bar and Grill on Mitchell Bridge Road shortly before 1 a.m.

Responding officers found one victim, 21-year-old Marquise Jackson of Athens, who died after being transported to the hospital, police said, and three other victims arrived at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from the same incident.

Marquise Jackson

The incident apparently was the result of a dispute, according to police.

“The investigation is still in its early stages, but preliminary information suggests that there was some sort of altercation between the deceased and the suspect which led to the shooting,” Lt. Shaun Barnett said.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking for anyone with information, photos or videos related to the incident to contact Sgt. Scott Black at 762-400-7058 or scott.black@accgov.com.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in this incident.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-705-4775.

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Source: Athens-Clarke clerk of court.

He has had 3 theft charges over the last 3 years.

Most recently, March 3rd, he was arrested and charged with kidnapping and battery. $3000.00 Bail was granted 3/16 and he was back on the streets.

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Arthur Crumpton
Arthur Crumpton
May 02, 2023
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He WON’T be missed!!! The city AND the world is a safer place now that he’s gone. All he’s ever accomplished is victimizing people, causing fear, trauma, PTSD, humiliation and pain. How many people out there will never know or experience what he had in store for them and are spared from being his next victims?!

The night he was smoked, he stood naked before God being judged for his sins, pride and evil! Now appearing in the fire down below!

GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH!!!


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Fretfred
Fretfred
Apr 30, 2023

Your right but we sure don’t know. What about the 72 year old lady and son that was running a meth out of an abandoned house.

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Fretfred
Fretfred
Apr 30, 2023

Every black person is not always a gang member 🤷🏾‍♂️ the photo could have been from a family member! Stop speculating

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Family photo? Happy family, Living the dream!

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They were able to come up with a photo of the victim rather quickly.

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Classic City News
Classic City News
Apr 30, 2023
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It was I who came up with the photo

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