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Dentavis Wiley

A 24-year-old Warrenton man was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with the shooting outside a convenience store early Monday morning.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist with the investigation.

According to a statement from the GBI, Dentavis Wiley, 24, of Warrenton was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for the  the shooting of Jamal Dawson, 25, of Warrenton.

About 3:15 a.m. Monday, Warrenton Police responded to the report of a person having been shot outside Jet Food Store, which previously was known as Molly’s Food & Fuel.

Officers arrived and found the wounded Dawson in the parking lot. According to the GBI, he had sustained several gunshot wounds.

He was taken to an Augusta-area hospital for treatment following the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing and upon completion will be turned over to the Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI at 706-595-2575 or the Warrenton Police Department at 706-465-3309

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