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Five Arrested in Connection with Athens Shooting

Five people have been arrested in connection with an August shooting. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department arrested 23-year old Miquan Pittard, 23-year-old Antonio Thomas, 23-year-old Raekwon Smith, along with 25-year old Jyterious Turner and a 17-year old, in connection with the incident. Police say at around 11 pm August 25th, a 17-year old male was shot in the 300 block of Clayton Street. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Pittard is also facing Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Felony Probation Violation, while Turner is facing an additional charge of Possession of a Schedule II Substance with Intent to Distribute.

The suspects are facing charges including Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism Act.

The incident remains under investigation Anyone with information is asked to contact the ACCPD, at 706-400-7117 or via email at gangunit@accgv.com.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!