Suspect arrested in Waynesboro shooting of 13-year-old girl
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a shooting this week that injured a 13-year-old girl in Waynesboro, according to authorities.
The Waynesboro Police Department and Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting at 2:15 a.m. Monday at Martin Luther King and Blakeney Street.
Arriving officers found a 13-year-old girl had been shot and was in critical condition.
Burke County investigators said they identified Alfonzo Green, 17, as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Authorities later in the day said Burke County Sheriff’s Office investigators and U.S. Marshals Service officers had taken Green into custody for booking into Burke County jail. He was charged with felony aggravated assault and felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the sheriff’s agency. Additional charges may be forthcoming, authorities said.
As of late Monday afternoon, the victim was stable in the surgical intensive care unit at an Augusta hospital, according to authorities.
The shooting was part of a streak of violent crime that’s swept across the region and that reached a tipping point over the July Fourth weekend, leading Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to declare a state of emergency and activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help deal with the problem.
Among the most recent incidents was a shooting last Tuesday that injured one person at 2706 Blossom Drive in Augusta. Just days before during the Fourth of July weekend, shootings left two people dead and at least five injured in the CSRA. In Atlanta that weekend, a shooting took the life of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks died.
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