UPDATE – September 11, 2019
After an ACCPD investigation, Oscar Zarco (29, Athens) was arrested for Battery, 2 counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, and Aggressive Driving. According to witnesses and our investigation, the incident stemmed from Zarco’s aggressive driving with another vehicle near College Avenue and Hoyt Street. Both vehicles came to a stop and an altercation between Zarco and the second driver ensued. A firearm was discharged but no one was injured. Zarco was transported to the Clarke County Jail and booked on the four charges.
September 10, 2019 Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue
At 9:15 am this morning, ACCPD responded to a possible shooting in the 600 block of
College Avenue. As word of the shooting spread in the community, several schools and
businesses in the area made the determination to place their facilities on lockdown. Through
investigation, ACCPD has identified and located both parties involved in the incident. Currently,
there is no threat to the schools or businesses in the area and ACCPD does not believe that a
continuation of any lockdown is warranted.