UPDATE: 1 suspect in custody for shooting on Evans to Locks Road

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email


Thursday, June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. -- Cpt. Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office says Robert Hobbs is now in custody.

The search for Joquel Downs continues.

Initial report:

Tuesday, June 13, 2012

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for two suspects said to be involved in the shooting on Evans to Locks Road Monday night.

Robert Donnell Hobbs and Joquel Tre'Shon Downs are wanted for armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The victim, Julian Bell, said he was arguing with two unknown males at the basketball court on Wedgewood Park Apartments. He then left the apartments and parked on the 4000 block of Evans to Locks Road, which is when he said the two black males approached him and fired shots into his car.

The victim was shot three times, once in the abdomen and twice in his left thigh.

The shooting was called in around 11:15 p.m. Monday.

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