Athens man arrested after teen shot in head

A 20-year-old Athens man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a shooting that injured a teenager over the weekend, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

The shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. on May 22 near Broad and Pulaski streets, ACCPD said. When an officer arrived, they found the 17-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a local hospital and has not been released.

The investigation led to the issuance of warrants against Quavarez Sanders for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery. Police arrested him on May 23.

According to ACCPD spokesperson Lt. Jody Thompson, the shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Johnson at 762-400-7060 or email

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