CCPD investigating after clerk shot at gas station on Gateway Blvd.

CCPD investigating after clerk shot at gas station on Gateway Blvd.

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Chatham County Police Department is investigating after a clerk was shot at the Marathon gas station on Gateway Boulevard Thursday night.

Police say the call came in around 9 p.m. The clerk was shot twice but was alert and stable.

Witnesses say the suspect is a 5′10″ male who weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. The man was wearing all black at the time. He ran from the scene and has not been caught.

Garden City Police Department’s K-9 unit is helping investigate the scene.

Today, Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley told us his investigators are making some progress on the case.

“We have some very strong leads that we’re pursuing right now. Our Criminal Investigations Division is actively following up on those leads and working hard as we speak," said Chief Hadley.

The ‘Gateway’ area has presented problems for police in the past, being a hot spot for various criminal activity.

Chief Hadley reviewed some of those instances from the last two months with County Commissioners today, which included two robberies and five aggravated assaults.

“That area, the Gateway area is problematic. It’s very transient. You’ve got a lot of hotels around there and late-night establishments...” said Hadley.

Chief Hadley said in addition to ramping up patrols for the holiday weekend, they’ll focus officers in the Gateway area as well.

Copyright 2020 WTOC. All rights reserved.