WATKINSVILLE, Ga. – Police say an enraged construction worker shot a fellow worker once in each leg after accusing him of stepping in some freshly laid concrete.
Alejandro Juarez was arrested Wednedsay and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime.
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry says Juarez became upset when he found a footprint in some concrete his crew had just poured. The victim — a painter working at the same house — was not the person who steppd in the concrete, but Berry says Juarez loudly accused him anyways.
Berry says Juarez pulled a handgun and shot him once, and then after he fell to the ground, he stood over him and shot him again. "It was a pretty dramatic few seconds there, apparently," he says.
The rest of the workers jumped on the man and wrestled away his gun, and Juarez fled. He turned himself in Wednesday afternoon.