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Man accused of shooting at Buckhead joggers indicted

Back in June, police arrested Gaelen Newsom, who’s accused of firing shots at three joggers and crashing his car into another man.

ATLANTA — A man accused of going on a shooting spree in Buckhead last year was indicted on Friday, according to Fulton County officials.

Back in June, police arrested Gaelen Newsom, who’s accused of firing shots at three joggers one morning and crashing his car into another man, seriously injuring him. He was also tied to another shooting that took place a few days earlier, in Roswell, according to authorities. 

The 30-count indictment lists the following charges:

  • 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • 5 counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony
  • 2 counts of terroristic acts
  • 5 counts of discharge of firearms on or near public highway or street
  • 1 count of simply battery
  • 1 count aggravated assault (vehicle into person)
  • 3 counts of aggravated battery
  • 1 count of serious injury by vehicle
  • 1 count of reckless driving
  • 1 count of aggressive driving

The indictment lists out the charges as it relates to each victim. On Thursday, Anne Worrell, the wife of one of the victims, spoke with 11Alive. She said that over the last seven months, her husband, Andrew, has made it through physical therapy, while their whole family has attempted to heal.

She explained there are reminders of the attack every day, since their house is in the same neighborhood where Andrew was shot as he ran along West Wesley Road in Buckhead.

“My goal is for him [Newsom] to stay in prison or a mental institution for prisoners and get some help,” she said.

On the same morning Andrew was shot, two other joggers were targeted nearby in the 800 block of West Wesley Road NW. At the second scene, Atlanta Police said no one was hit by gunfire. Thanks to witnesses, investigators were able to obtain a description of the suspect's car. 

Nearly three hours later, officers received a call to the Collier Ridge Apartments along Noble Creek Dr. NW. There, officers located a man who had been ‘intentionally’ run over by a vehicle while taking out his garbage. The indictment mentions that Newsom did allegedly "intentionally"  and "maliciously cause bodily harm" to the victim by "ramming his car" into him. 

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