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Update: One teen killed, another injured in east Athens shootout

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

By Joe Johnson

An Athens teen was killed and another injured in a shootout late Friday afternoon in an eastside Athens shopping district, according to police.

Officers responded to the reported shooting at about 4:45 p.m. in an area between Citgo at 145 Gaines School Road and the Goodwill store in the Willowood strip mall on Lexington Road,

"Upon arrival, officers located two individuals that had been shot," said Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Lt. Shaun Barnett in a Friday night statement. "Preliminary investigation indicates that these two individuals shot each other. One of the individuals, a 19-year-old male from Athens died as a result of his injuries. The other subject that was shot, an 18-year-old male, also from Athens was transported by EMS to a local hospital. He is expected to survive."

The investigation is ongoing, and police asked for anyone with information regarding the incident to call 706-613-3330.


Classic City News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Too bad.

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Arthur Crumpton
Arthur Crumpton
2022年10月23日

Uh…update! Just released in another Classic City News article:


Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jerry Saulters on Saturday said Nelson was fatally shot and he shot and injured an 18-year-old Athens male in what appeared to be a gang-related matter.


Nelson was said to be one of several gang members who were when arrested in December during an operation by the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force and agents with the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force.”


Looks like the right person got whacked!! No loss to society! No loss at all. Probably saved lives.

And notice it said Gangsta Nelson was arrested in a gang sweep in Dec 2021….yet DA Gonzales felt it OK (with all our…

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Rose Harris
Rose Harris
2022年10月25日
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Wow. You must be a deeply miserable person. What could joy mean to the kind of person who talks about someone’s death like that? Hopefully at least outwardly miserable enough that no one made the mistake of having a family with you, because it would be a shame if you had to experience the loss of a loved one and see someone be so bold and hateful about it.

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Tammi Johnson
Tammi Johnson
2022年10月22日

Here we go again with the nonsense. More mass shooting committed by non gang member are in states run by Republicans . So maybe some of you people making comments should do some research before showing much ignorance when you

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Arthur Crumpton
Arthur Crumpton
2022年10月23日
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Uh…update! Just released in another Classic City News article:


Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jerry Saulters on Saturday said Nelson was fatally shot and he shot and injured an 18-year-old Athens male in what appeared to be a gang-related matter.


Nelson was said to be one of several gang members who were when arrested in December during an operation by the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force and agents with the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force.”


Looks like the right person got whacked!! No loss to society! No loss at all. Probably saved lives.

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Ah i love the smell of neocon false equivalency in the morning.

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不明なメンバー
2022年10月22日
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Ooooh, big words without any substance behind them... Would you like to explain exactly what false equivalency you are referring to?

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Breadoflife Faiupu
Breadoflife Faiupu
2022年10月22日

Gritz and Gonzalez need to go

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