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ACCPD arrest 3 in connection with shootings


Athens-Clarke County Police have made three arrests in connection with a shooting earlier this month at an east side fast food restaurant. According to a media release, ACC police, along with members of the GBI and FBI, searched a house on Highland Park Drive as part of multiple investigations into gang-related shootings in the city.

Authorities say that they arrested three suspects, including a 16-year-old. That juvenile was charged with a long list of offenses, including multiple counts of Aggravated Assault, multiple firearm possession charges, and reckless conduct. Police say the 16-year-old has been involved in other shootings this year in Athens-Clarke County.

During the search, police also seized a number of guns, as well as ammunition.

Members of the community with information on gang-related activity can call the ACCPD’s Crime Tip Line at 706-705-4775, email gangunit@accgov.com, or submit an anonymous tip online.

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.