Police release photos of suspect, announce reward in downtown Athens shooting


Surveillance camera images of the suspect in a downtown Athens shooting

Athens-Clarke County police on Monday released photographs and requested the public’s help in identifying a suspect who shot at a car two weeks ago in downtown Athens.

A reward for information that identifies the shooter was also announced by police.

In the Feb. 26 incident, the suspect fired shots from a handgun at a black sedan that was driving on East Clayton Street near College Avenue at about 2:25 a.m. according to police.

The suspect was later picked up by someone driving a white van, police said.

No injuries were reported to have resulted from the shooting.

Detectives believe the driver of the van could have been someone that provided a ride to the shooter, unaware that he was involved in the incident, police said.

Surveillance camera images of a van connected to a downtown Athens shooting incident

Police asked for anyone with information regarding the shooting or has recorded video of the incident--or of the suspect or van earlier that night in the downtown area--on a dashcam, cellphone or other device to contact Detective Hovie Lister at 762-400-7333 or hovie.lister@accgov.com or Sgt. Gregory Dickson at 762-400-7070 or Gregory.Dickson@accgov.com.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that identifies he suspect.

Calls can be made anonymously on the Crime Stoppers confidential tip line at 706- 705-4775

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