UPDATE: Sardis shooting suspect arrested

UPDATE: Sardis shooting suspect arrested

SARDIS, GA (WFXG) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office confirm the arrest of the Sardis shooting suspect.

The BSCO says 19-year-old Jeramiah Tyrell Gardner turned himself into Burke County investigators Saturday Aug. 31.

At around 9:45 a.m. Saturday Aug. 24, deputies responded to the intersection of Girard Ave. and Sapp St. for a reported shooting. According to the sheriff’s office, Gardner shot at his stepfather and fled east from the 700 block of Girard Ave.

Earlier in the morning Gardner’s stepfather found a hidden AK-47 in the residence so he turned it over the Sardis police. Gardner shot at his stepfather in the driveway when he returned home. The bullet struck his stepfather’s vehicle but he was unharmed.

Gardner is being charged with felony aggravated assault, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and felony theft by receiving a stolen firearm. He is being held at the Burke County Detention Center.

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