Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots fired call at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Citgo gas station on Ga. Highway 92 at Wade Green Road in Acworth.
Upon arrival, witnesses told deputies that a man had made threats to other customers and followed the customers outside before pulling a gun and firing one round into the air, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Jay Baker. No one was struck by the bullet. The man then got into a vehicle, which was occupied by two other people, and left.
A lookout for the vehicle was given for the vehicle, and approximately 15 minutes later, a deputy spotted the vehicle and its occupants at the McDonald’s restaurant at Bells Ferry Road near Ga. Highway 92. Two people were taken into custody, and a third man fled on foot into a nearby neighborhood, Baker said. Police determined the man who ran was the person who had fired the gun earlier. He was found about 15 minutes later hiding outside a house on Don John Trail. The gun suspected to have been fired at the gas station was located in the vehicle at McDonald’s, Baker said.
The man who ran from deputies was identified as Hayden Conley Shaw, 24, of Woodstock. Shaw was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and obstruction of an officer. Investigators also determined that Shaw was a member of the “Gangster Disciples” and charged him with the Street Gang Terrorism Act.
The two people who were in the vehicle with Shaw were not charged. Shaw was booked into the Cherokee County jail.