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Committal hearing postponed in Lanier shooting
Joyce's cases continued because Joyce didn't have counsel
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Clad in a yellow inmate jumpsuit, Andrew Joyce enters Hall County Magistrate Court on Monday morning for a committal hearing. Joyce is charged with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party at a Lanier Islands lake house on Aug. 16.

A Decatur man’s committal hearing regarding accusations by Hall County authorities about a shooting at Lake Lanier was postponed Monday.

Andrew Demetri Joyce, 23, appeared in Magistrate Court Judge Tracy Loggins’ courtroom Monday morning to face charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. He is accused of shooting Malik Davis, 23, at a birthday party Aug. 16 at a rented Lake Lanier home in Buford.

Authorities said previously that metro-Atlanta friends rented the lake house for a birthday party, when Davis attempted to break up a fight.

Davis required emergency surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound.

Joyce said Monday that he attempted to reach the Hall County Public Defender’s Office about legal representation. Because he did not have counsel, Loggins allowed for his hearing to be continued to a later date.

Joyce raised the question of a bond, but Loggins denied.

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