Police: 19-year-old shoots at stepfather, flees scene in Sardis


SARDIS, Ga. (WJBF) — Authorities in Burke County are searching for the person they say is responsible for a shooting.

The incident happened on Saturday, August 24 at 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Girard Avenue and Sapp Street in Sardis.

The suspect, 19-year-old Jeramiah Gardner shot at his stepfather and fled on foot North East on the 700 block of Girard Avenue, authorities say.

The bullet struck the car Gardner’s stepfather was in, but did not harm him other than minor injuries from glass and debris.

Earlier in the morning, Gardner’s stepfather found his stepson’s hidden AK-47. He turned it into the Sardis Police. Gardner shot at his stepfather as he was returning home, pulling into the driveway.

Gardner was last seen without a shirt, wearing black pants and armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.

If you have any information, contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133. Callers can remain anonymous.

If you are friends with Gardner or have a way to reach him through social media, please have him turn himself in to the BCSO immediately.

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