ACC Cop car

An Athens-Clarke County police car is parked on the street in downtown Athens on March 1, 2018. 

A 17-year-old shot a man in the leg around 8 p.m. Feb. 4 on Highland Park Drive, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.

The victim and a witness were able to provide the individual’s identity to the police, who found him near his residence, according to an email from ACCPD spokesperson Geoffrey Gilland.

ACC police used a K-9 from the University of Georgia Police Department’s Bomb Detection Unit to locate the firearm used in the shooting, which was hidden behind the individual’s residence. The firearm was reported stolen out of Clarke County, according to the email.

The individual was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and theft by receiving stolen property. He was transported to Athens-Clarke County Jail. The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening, according to the email.

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