Georgia taking pictures: Man arrested in shootout that injured 7 folks

Seven people were injured early on Sunday, the Athens-Clarke District Police Department said in a press release posted on Facebook.

Pharoah Devonell Williams, 21, turned himself in to Wilkes County authorities Monday, said Shaun Barnett, the police public information officer.

Barnett said Williams was moved from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to the Athens-Clarke County Jail, prison records show. He is being held on bond of $ 10,000 for possession of a firearm while commissioning or attempting to commit certain crimes and seven cases of grievous bodily harm.

It was unclear until Monday evening whether Williams had hired a lawyer.

CNN subsidiary WSB reported that the shootout took place in downtown Athens as students and fans filled the streets to celebrate the University of Georgia’s soccer victory over Clemson. The game took place in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night.

Police said officers responded to a shooting in the East Clayton Street and North Jackson Street area just before 2 a.m. A major brawl broke out and during the fight “a male suspect began to fire a gun into the fighting crowd,” the police said.

All seven injured were treated in a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the police.

Detectives identified Williams as a suspect and said multiple arrest warrants were issued due to the shooting.

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