GBI Arrests Damascus Man in Blakely Party Shooting Case

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested and charged Alphonso Alemayehu Thomas, aged 23, of Damascus, GA, with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

According to the investigation, on Saturday, April 13, 2024, around 11:20 p.m., officers from the Blakely Police Department responded to a report of gunshots at a party on Westview Drive in Blakely. Upon arrival, officers found a man with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Alabama for further medical attention.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080, or the Blakely Police Department at 229-723-3414. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.  

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Pataula District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.