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Gainesville teen accused of shooting into apartment
No one injured in Wednesday night incident
0902Brandon Quertez Goss
Brandon Quertez Goss

Gainesville Police arrested a Gainesville teenager and charged him in connection with shots fired into an occupied unit at Ridgecrest Apartments Wednesday night, though no one was injured.

Brandon Quertez Goss, 19, was charged with one count each of aggravated assault, possession of firearm by convicted felon, violation of Georgia street gang act, reckless conduct and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Kevin Holbrook, public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department, said several residents of the apartments reported the suspect fired numerous shots into the unit.

"He was on foot around the building and he fired shots into the apartment," Holbrook said.

Residents also told police the suspect entered another unit in the complex where police located and arrested him and recovered a handgun, though he is not a resident of the apartments, Holbrook said.

"There were numerous residents that were able to give us a description of the subject, as well as witnesses that did see him possibly enter another apartment at which time officers did make contact with him at that apartment and subsequently arrested the subject without incident," Holbrook said.

It was unknown if Goss had any connection with the resident of the units he fired shots into, as well as his motive and his gang involvement, Holbrook said.

The case is under investigation by the Gang Task Force, and Goss is being held in the Hall County Jail without bond.

According to the Hall County Clerk of Courts, Goss was convicted of felony possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol under 21 and possession of cocaine.

 

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