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Athens man wanted for shooting man who allegedly attacked woman

On June 14 at approximately 1:49 p.m., Athens-Clarke County Police responded to a reported fight and shooting in the 100 block of Hickman Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered a female victim with numerous abrasions to her head consistent with being struck multiple times with a handgun.

During the initial investigation, officers found 27-year-old Tysean Davis of Athens, who had suffered a gunshot wound. Davis was identified as the person who attacked the female victim. He was subsequently charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, and assault. After being treated at a local hospital, Davis was transported to the Clarke County Jail.

Witnesses reported that another suspect, 28-year-old Byron Smith of Athens, shot Davis before fleeing the scene. Smith was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. At the time of the press release, Smith has not been taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing and police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Harrison at [email protected] or 762-400-7361.