3 arrested in Social Circle shooting
The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) has charged three people with false statements in connection with a Thursday morning shooting on Holly Street.
Bryson Brown, 17, of Monroe, Markevious Carr, 17, of Monroe, and Degarrious Smith, 17, of Monroe, have all been charged.
SCPD is still actively working this investigation. Anyone with information is still encouraged to call the police department 770-464-2366 or contact investigator Jett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-243-8680.
“Through the investigation we know that incident occurred between known offenders and was not a random act of violence,” SCPD Chief Tyrone Oliver said.
According to a news release from Oliver, the department received a call from the Covington Police Department (CPD) in reference to a person shot at the Piedmont Newton Hospital Emergency Room Thursday morning. CPD was on scene at the hospital.
SCPD responded to Holly Street and located “several shell casings in the roadway,” according to Oliver’s release.
The victim has been identified as Tydre Colquitt, 18, of Social Circle. He reportedly sustained a gunshot wound to his torso-area and was transported from Piedmont Newton Hospital to an Atlanta-area hospital by air. He is listed in critical condition, according to Oliver’s release.
According to the CPD incident report, Colquitt said he was walking on Holly Street when he saw his friend “having words” with an unknown person. He started running in his friend’s direction “in order to de-escalate the argument.”
“Colquitt stated he heard approximately four to six shots and stated to his friends he was ‘hit,’” according to the report.
“This is still an active investigation with assistance from the GBI, Walton County District Attorney’s Office and Walton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene,” Oliver said in the release.