UPDATE: Milledgeville police arrest man believed to be connected to gang involved shootings

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Milledgeville police officers arrested a man Wednesday they believed fired several shots into a car.

The incident happened Wednesday around 7:45 a.m. at 1320 North Clark Street. A woman told police she was inside the home when she heard three gun shots.

Major John Davis said they have enough evidence “connecting” Damarious Bolston to the shooting.

“A vehicle matching the description that he was in was seen leaving the location where the shooting happened,” said Davis. “The shooting happened at his girlfriend’s residence.”

Bolston is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Milledgeville police officers also arrested a man they say is associated with the gang that’s been causing recent drive-by shootings in the city. Twenty-three year old Terrence Simmons is charged with three counts of obstructing police, one count of criminal street gang activity, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and theft by receiving stolen property. 

Davis said someone anonymously called to report a group of people with a gun in Graham Homes, commonly known as the Body Projects, around 4:00 p.m. Monday. Officers found five people in front of a home on North Elbert Street. The incident report said officers patted down all the men, but Simmons refused.

An officer claimed he could see a firearm sticking out of the back of Simmons’ shirt so he grabbed him. Simmons resisted the arrest, according to the report.

Officers found out the Berretta model 96 .40 caliber pistol was stolen when they ran the serial number. Investigators said Simmons had a cranberry colored bandana with him. They explained this is the color of the gang “Bloods” that they believe is associated with recent drive by shootings.

Davis said investigators are testing the gun to see if it is the one used in the shootings.

There have been more than a dozen drive by shootings in Milledgeville since mid-July. There is still a $13,000 reward being offered for information that leads to arrests.

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