Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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CONYERS -- An argument between a father and son last week escalated to the point of gunfire at a Rolling Hills Trail residence.
Ja-shaun Quamel Hall, 22, of 1780 Rolling Hills Trail, faces aggravated assault and numerous other charges in connection with the incident that occurred at his and his parents' home on June 6 at about 12:15 a.m.
According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Hall's father arrived home that evening to find his son and a group of friends sitting in the garage allegedly smoking marijuana. The father said he noticed that the door to the house was open and questioned his son about leaving the door open while the air conditioner was running.
The father said he went inside to fix something to eat and his son followed, got his gun and started an argument.
The father said he asked his wife where the phone was so he could call police, but she said Hall had the phone.
The father was leaving to drive to a gas station to call 911 when Hall allegedly shot at him three times as he drove away. The father told deputies that his son owns a 9mm pistol; deputies recovered a 9mm bullet casing from the roadway near the suspect's house.
Hall was not at the house when deputies arrived. Warrants were taken for Hall and he was arrested later that same day. In addition to aggravated assault, he has been charged with obstruction or hindering person make emergency phone call, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, pointing or aiming a gun at another, discharge of firearms on or near a public highway and reckless conduct.
According to the incident report, deputies also recovered a small bag of suspected marijuana and a 16-gauge shotgun from the residence.