As of Jan. 25, eight shootings have been reported in Hall County in 2019, some accidental, some with minor injuries and some fatal.
Jan. 12: Home in the 4200 block of Sardis Road
Stephanie Eubanks, 29, has been charged with aggravated assault, four counts of reckless conduct and two counts of simple battery after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman’s chest, then firing the gun over her head.
Jan. 14: Lanier Dermatology
A Dahlonega man took hostages at a dermatology office on South Enota Drive where he was a patient, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Gainesville Police officers arrived three minutes after receiving a 911 call, and Rodney Hamilton, 62, was fatally shot by an officer after ignoring commands. The GBI was called to investigate, which is standard in officer-involved shootings. No one else was injured.
Jan. 15: MLK Boulevard
A man accidentally shot himself near Syfan Landscape Center. The man, who Gainesville Police did not identify, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Jan. 19: Home in the 5100 block of Gillespie Road
Sidney Lee Davis, 53, has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly firing a shotgun toward another man after an argument. The other man had superficial wounds and was treated and released that same day.
Jan. 19: 1137 Desota St. SE
Nathaniel Gray, 26, was fatally shot in a home on Desota Street, where he reportedly lived. The incident is under investigation.
Jan. 23: 2100 block of Marlow Drive
Yanira Smith-Rodriguez, 37, was shot while sitting in a car outside a home on Marlow Drive. As of Jan. 25, she was in stable condition. A suspect has not been identified.
Jan. 23: Huddle House
Michael Benham, 60, of Lula, an employee of the New Holland Huddle House, was shot several times late Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the restaurant on Jesse Jewell Parkway. Benham was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center but was expected to survive. A suspect has not been identified.
Jan. 24: McDonald’s
A gun was fired at the Thompson Bridge Road McDonald’s following a dispute over a mistaken order. After a couple complained to an employee about their order, another man in the restaurant reportedly confronted the couple, leading to an argument and gunfire outside the restaurant. No one was injured.