Two Augusta teens have been charged with shooting up a young couple’s SUV as they drove off from a local gas station last month.
Mitchell McCord, 17, was charged on Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault, weapon possession and criminal damage to property. Carl Garrett, 18, was charged Feb. 15 with the same charges in the Feb. 9 incident outside the Chevron on Highland Avenue.
No one was injured, but it could have been deadly since the victim’s 2013 GMC Yukon ended up with eight bullet holes. The victim, 17-year-old Marquez Johnson, told authorities that he saw McCord at the gas station that night and cursed at him before driving away. He said McCord fired at his vehicle as he drove away.
Johnson’s girlfriend, 17-year-old Jamesha Atkins, said she thought Garrett was shooting at them. She said her boyfriend and McCord “don’t get along and had altercations in the past,” according to a sheriff’s report.
The gunfire rattled those inside the store. A Chevron employee told officers that she was attending customers around 8 p.m. when someone walked inside the business and said “there was a verbal altercation outside the business with three black males,” a report says.
“She then heard approximately four to five shots fired and hid behind the counter,” the report says.
Garrett has been released on bond while McCord is currently being held without bond, according to jail records.