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Arrest Made in Gaines School Road Shooting

Taylor Gerlach

On October 28, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department arrested 26-year-old Jeffery Rice of Athens, Georgia for his involvement in the October 21 shooting on Gaines School Road that killed one and injured another.

Rice is charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and three counts of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Detective Paul Johnson at 762-400-7060, or at

Anyone with information about criminal street gang activity is asked to contact ACCPD's Crime Tip Line at 706-705-4775, or via email at the Gang Unit at, or through their anonymous tip website.