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Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal
Bryce Byrd
Bryce Cameron Byrd

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

Bryce Cameron Byrd, 17, is charged with reckless conduct and discharging a firearm near a public roadway after an alleged incident Sunday.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Sunday to Clarks Bridge Road on a call of shots fired from a vehicle.

“The investigation revealed that the occupants of the suspect vehicle, including Mr. Byrd, met the occupants of the complainant’s vehicle at a location to purchase marijuana, but the deal apparently went bad,” Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephen Wilbanks wrote in a news release.

Wilbanks said the vehicle occupied by Byrd drove southbound on Clarks Bridge Road while Byrd allegedly “fired two shots from a revolver in the direction of the complainant’s vehicle.”

No injuries or property damage was reported.

Deputies searched the suspect vehicle, finding a revolver, marijuana and “marijuana related devices,” Wilbanks said.

Byrd was arrested and also charged with possession of marijuana and drug-related objects. He was booked in to the Hall County Jail. He was no longer listed in the online jail records Tuesday evening.

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