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Two arrested for shooting person on UGA campus

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

Bu Joe Johnson

Two Athens men were arrested early Saturday for the shooting of someone on the University of Georgia campus.

The unidentified male victim was not a student, and UGA police said he suffered suffered gunshot wounds to his leg, and that the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The incident happened at about 2:17 a.m. in the area of South Jackson snd Fulton streets, UGA police said, and the arrests were made when Athens-Clarke County police conducted a traffic stop of the suspects' vehicle.

Two suspects who were quickly taken into custody were identified as Zachary Thomas Baker, 25,and Mark Luke Jarrett, 24, both visitors to campus from Athens.

Each was charged with five counts of aggravated assault, two counts of weapon on school grounds, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and reckless conduct.

Police did not indicate whether a motive for the shooting had been established.

Booking photos were unavailable as neither suspect was listed as being detained at the Clarke County Jail.

"The quick response of both UGA and ACCPD police officers was instrumental in making this case, in addition to the ready availability of security camera footage to assist in establishing the sequence of events," UGA police said.

Anyone who may have information related to this incident is asked to contact the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200.

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Miembro desconocido
26 jul 2023

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Miembro desconocido
23 jul 2023

You can't charge them for having a firearm on "school grounds" in that location. Ridiculous.

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Many in Georgia voted for open carry on college campuses. So no, they cannot be charged.

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Nothing good happens after midnight especially in Athens.

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Not a lot of good happens in Athens before midnight. Not even during daylight.

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emccorkle
emccorkle
22 jul 2023

This is Athens street area and not part of north campus in my opinion.

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Miembro desconocido
23 jul 2023
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Just because there are classrooms and administrative offices on a publicly owned and maintained street does not make it part of UGA campus. Those classrooms and administrative offices are part of the campus but not the street or even the sidewalk.

No idea where you got the idea that someone saying "in my opinion" before stating their opinion is somehow them telling themselves that they are superior in knowledge... Seems to me they are in fact just qualifying it as an opinion and not an incontrovertible truth. I'd argue that you are the one who seems to think they are superior in knowledge here and your smugness about it is clear as day.

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