RINCON, Ga. (WSAV) – Police have arrested an 18-year-old accused of shooting and seriously injuring one person at a Rincon Dairy Queen earlier this month.
On Friday, April 1, just before 7 p.m., the Rincon Police Department responded to the scene of the shooting in the 500 block of Town Park Drive. The victim, now identified as Nathaniel Hester, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Investigators do not think the shooting was a random act.
Thanks to a tip from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, detectives brought in Dylan Smith for questioning in the Dairy Queen incident. According to Rincon Police, Smith admitted he was involved in the shooting and was subsequently charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
He was transported to the Effingham County Jail where he remains at this time.
Officials said Smith also faces charges from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with further information on the incident can call the Rincon Police Department at 912-754-8119.