Hayden Conley Shaw
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Alleged gang member arrested after shooting inside Cherokee gas station, deputies say

A Woodstock man with suspected gang ties faces a host of charges after allegedly following a group of people into an Acworth gas station Tuesday morning, pulling out a gun and firing a single round inside the store, authorities said.

Hayden Conley Shaw, 24, was arrested after a brief manhunt involving Cherokee County deputies, sheriff’s office spokesman Jay Baker said.

Deputies responded to the gas station at Ga. 92 and Wade Green Road after witnesses said a man made threats to customers and fired off one shot before getting into a vehicle occupied by two others and leaving, Baker said.

No one inside the gas station was injured.

About 15 minutes later, a deputy spotted the vehicle at a McDonald’s along Bells Ferry Road. Two people were taken into custody, while a third man believed to be the gas station shooter ran into a nearby neighborhood. 

Shaw was located several minutes later outside a home on Don John Trail and arrested. The firearm believed to be used in the shooting was discovered in the vehicle parked outside the McDonald’s, Baker said.

Shaw was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and obstruction of an officer, Baker said. Investigators also determined he is a member of the Gangster Disciples and charged him with the Street Gang Terrorism Act.

He remains held at the Cherokee County jail without bond.

The two others inside the vehicle were not charged.

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