CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Chatham County Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting Tuesday night near LaRoche and Bismark avenues.
Devanae Johnson, 21, was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Officers responded to the Akshar Food Mart on Tuesday night at about 7 p.m. They found a female that had been shot. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives say the shooting was not random.
Megan Miller lives right across the street from where gunshots rang out Tuesday night.
“I was trying to figure out where they were going and then I saw that they went to the store and then I kind of looked out my window and saw that somebody was laying on the ground and the police were running over there to help the person.”
She said in the 33 years she’s lived in the area, this is nothing new.
“It didn’t bother me, my mom heard the gunshots too and she was like what was that and I said oh it was gunshots, just another day.”
However it was a different story for one of her neighbors who did not want to her name to be shared. She has only been in the area for about three years after moving from Florida.
“I was actually laying down and my daughter came and was like mom did you hear that and I was like no and she was like mom it’s gunshots for real this time, so we go outside and there’s police everywhere," she said.
She says her daughters bedroom faces the window and it scares her because the situation could’ve been much worse.
“It does make me feel a certain kind of way like nervous because the bullets could fly through your windows and stuff like that and her bed faces the window.”