• Elberton police said they recovered a bullet used in a shooting Thursday afternoon. The bullet was swept up and placed in a container with all the glass shown in this photo taken outside Papa’s Pizza to Go minutes after the shooting. When investigators couldn’t locate the bullet or a bullet hole inside the restaurant, restaurant employees emptied the container with the glass and located the bullet. (Photo by Berryman)
    Elberton police said they recovered a bullet used in a shooting Thursday afternoon. The bullet was swept up and placed in a container with all the glass shown in this photo taken outside Papa’s Pizza to Go minutes after the shooting. When investigators couldn’t locate the bullet or a bullet hole inside the restaurant, restaurant employees emptied the container with the glass and located the bullet. (Photo by Berryman)
  • Caleb Johnson
    Caleb Johnson

Bullet shatters glass in window at pizza eatery

Algood said Johnson fired a .380 caliber pistol at the person he was arguing with, then Johnson fled the scene.

An 18-year-old was arrested approximately 46 minutes after he fired a weapon at a person he was arguing with on the east end of Elberton’s downtown square late Thursday afternoon.

Caleb Kaesaun Johnson, 18, of 1810 Willie White Road, was arrested at a residence at the corner of South Oliver Street and Presbyterian Lane after a brief standoff, according to Elberton Police Department Captain Jeff Algood.

No one was injured in the incident, said Algood.

The shooting occurred on the sidewalk in front of Georgia Center for Sight where Johnson was arguing with another person, said Algood.

Algood said Johnson fired a .380 caliber pistol at the person he was arguing with, then Johnson fled the scene.

The bullet from the weapon hit a window at Papa’s Pizza to Go on the south side of the square, shattering the glass. However, the bullet never got past the window, said Algood, as investigators recovered the bullet in shattered glass outside the building.

A person flagged down a law enforcement officer and told the officer that Johnson had run into a residence on Presbyterian Lane, which is located adjacent to the parking lot at Elberton First Presbyterian Church.

Johnson was taken into custody and was the only person inside the house when he was arrested, said Algood.

Authorities had blocked off South McIntosh Street and South Oliver Street from Church Street to Adams Street when witnesses told officers that Johnson had run in that direction after the shooting.

Johnson was charged with six counts of aggravated assault (victims included the man Johnson was arguing with on the street and five employees working at the time at Papa’s Pizza to Go) and one count of criminal damage to property in the first degree.

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