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Teen arrested for Athens Gardens shooting


Bredarius Hikiem Davis

By Joe Johnson

A teen was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting at Athens Gardens apartments.

According to Athens Clarke County police, the shooting occurred early the morning of Dec. 13 when 17 year old Bredarius Hikiem Davis exchanged gunfire with several males.

Davis, who lives in the apartment complex, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, and one count of tampering with evidence, according to the county jail’s website.

Police said that when officers responded to Athens Gardens on a 5:29 a.m.report of gunfire, they spoke with two residents who said that someone had shot at their apartments, and that the officers collected spent shell casings from the ground.

Davis initially told officers that when he took out the trash, he saw two people watching him from near a neighboring apartment, which made him uncomfortable and so he called his cousin, according to a police report.

When his cousin arrived, Davis told police, the people began shooting at him as he ran into his apartment.

After further investigation, detectives determined that while Davis might have been shot at, he was also involved in the incident.

“Detectives determined that Davis discharged a firearm at several individuals and subsequently removed physical evidence from the scene to prevent law enforcement from locating and collecting it, said Lt. Shaun Barnett, ACCPD’s public information officer.

Barnett would not say what the tampered evidence was.

“The investigation remains ongoing, so additional investigative details are not being released at this time,” he said.

Davis was arrested on warrants Tuesday, and as of Wednesday he was being detained at the county jail without bail being set.

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