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Briefs: Teen shot to death near home; Resident shot in struggle with attackers

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An 18-year-old was shot to death and his body found outside a home in Athens early Friday morning. So far, police have not identified a suspect in the teen’s murder and no motive has been established.

The investigation began shortly before 1 a.m. when officers were called to a home on Westchester Circle regarding shots being fired, according to Athens-Clarke County police. When officers arrived, they found the teen lying near a home with his body partially obscured from view by hedges, police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said.

Someone had shot the teen at least once and left him to die outside the home, Sorrow said. Officers rendered aid until EMS arrived, but the victim died at the scene, she said.

Police have identified the teen as Jordanius Randolph, of Chalfont Lane.
His body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy, Sorrow said.

Athens-Clarke County Police, the Clarke County Coroner's Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working together to investigate the murder.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706)613-3342.

Resident shot in Struggle with Two Attackers

A resident was shot after two people attacked him inside his home in Athens. So far police have not been able to identify the attackers.

The incident happened between 11 a.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

Investigators found out about the incident after they responded to Athens Regional Medical Center in reference to a gunshot victim, police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said. The victim told police that two men attacked at his home on Catalpa Drive, she said.

The man said he was able to push away one of the attackers, but the second one shot him, Sorrow said. Still, he said he was not able to prove a detailed description of the attackers.

Police have not released any details on the man’s injury and his condition was unknown late Friday afternoon.