A 17-year-old was arrested Monday following a report of shots fired in Bogart shortly after 1 p.m. 

“A witness viewed two individuals running from the area,” according to a public statement from Sheriff Scott Berry, adding that a Jeep was seen fleeing the area. 

Deputies found a live round believed to have been manually ejected from a pistol, as well as shoes belonging to one of the suspects. 

After viewing camera footage from a building, investigators tracked down two suspects with assistance from a Barrow County K-9. 

The 17-year-old arrestee is a resident of Athens and is known to associate with 18-year-old Dallas McCabe, one of four defendants in the murder of 19-year-old Joseph “Joey” Jackson, said Berry. 

The 17-year-old was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  

Juvenile complaints have been filed against another person in relation to the shooting incident. The driver of the Jeep has yet to be identified, said Berry.

“We still have not positively determined what transpired during the actual [Monday] shooting event,” he said. 

Deputies also arrested Albert Jeron Wells, 19, on an outstanding warrant out of Clarke County. However, Wells was not involved in Monday’s incident, said Berry. 

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