Wednesday August 10th, 2022 1:45AM

Suspect identified, in custody for alleged role in Gainesville shooting

By AccessWDUN staff

The suspect in Saturday afternoon's shooting at a Gainesville gas station has been identified by city police.

Shimar Bolton, 23, is accused of non-fatally shooting a 25-year-old man at the Marathon on Thompson Bridge Road. Bolton was said to have remained in the area after the shooting, and was taken into custody by officers responding to the incident.

“We are thankful for the quick responding officers who provided medical assistance to the victim and the officers who quickly and safely apprehended the suspect,” said Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish.

The victim was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and was said to be in stable condition.

Bolton has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, shooting towards a public roadway and possession of a gun during the commission of a crime. He is currently being held in the Hall County Jail.

The Gainesville Police Department said Monday that no motive has been discovered so far.  


The original version of this story is included below:


One man was injured in a shooting Saturday afternoon at the Marathon convenience store on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

Gainesville Police Lt. Kevin Holbrook said authorities responded to the scene in the 2100 block of Thompson Bridge Road at about noon.

The man who was shot was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in stable condition. Holbrook said a person of interest was in custody. The names of the victim and person of interest were not released.

The scene was still active and under investigation just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holbrook said the public should expect traffic delays in the area while the investigation was underway. Investigators had two lanes of Thompson Bridge Road northbound closed, with the center turn lane being used for through traffic as of 1 p.m.


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