Police want phone videos, pictures after shooting injures 7 in Athens

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said Tuesday it is seeking any videos or pictures taken around the time a shooting injured seven people.

Pharoah Devonell Williams allegedly pulled out a gun during a fight and fired into a crowd early Sunday. Seven people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident, which happened about 2 a.m. in the area of East Clayton and North Jackson streets, according to Athens police spokesman Lt. Shaun Barnett.

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Williams was identified as a suspect, but officers were initially unable to locate him, police said. On Monday, he surrendered at the Wilkes County jail, about 45 miles southeast of Athens, Barnett said.

Williams has been charged with seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He has been moved to the Clarke County jail, where he was being held Tuesday without bond.

Investigators are hopeful videos or pictures may provide more details in the investigation.

“ACCPD is seeking pictures and/or videos that may have been captured via cellphone by bystanders in this area between the hours of 12 a.m. and 2 a.m.,” the department said in an emailed statement. “ACCPD asks anybody that may have recorded videos, taken pictures or otherwise captured audio or visual recordings to please share those with ACCPD.”

Photos and videos can be shared by contacting Detective Menzel at 706-612-6388 or via email at brigitte.menzel@accgov.com.