Man arrested in connection with shooting at apartment complex

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) – A suspect in a weekend shooting has been arrested and is facing several charges.

Timothy Jay Dawkins, 21, was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with the intend to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dawkins exchanged gunfire with several people at the LaVerne Apartments on Old Cusetta Road and continued through a parking lot.

Officers found numerous shell casings and damaged cars.

Police found Dawkins on the scene of the incident and arrested him on the spot.

He is set to report to Recorder's Court Monday morning at 8 a.m.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact police at 706-653-3400.

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