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19-Year-Old Shot Near Hickman Drive


A 19-year-old man was shot on April 1 near Hickman Drive at around 5:49 a.m., according to Athens-Clarke County Police.

Officers responded to a Shots Fired call in the vicinity of Hickman Drive before arriving on the scene to find a non-responsive victim, later identified as Jamelle Brightwell of Bogart.

Officers rendered aid to Brightwell until EMS arrived. Brightwell was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

ACCPD is actively investigating the case and ask that anyone with information about the incident to call 706-613-3330 and speak with Det. Johnson at extension 331 or Det. Carroll at extension 292.