NE Ga police blotter: deadly shooting in Toccoa, charges for hit-and-run driver in Gainesville

The GBI is investigating in Stephens County: two people were shot, one was killed in Toccoa. The person who was killed was pronounced dead at Stephens County Hospital; the survivor was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. There was no immediate word on suspects or motive.

Two men from Maryland are facing drug charges in Braselton: Braselton Police say the suspects were caught with upwards of five dozen bags of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-85.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has leveled charges against the driver involved in a hit-and-run wreck that injured an infant. Rigoberto Colin is 26 years old, from Gainesville. The accident happened August 13 on the Queen City Parkway in Gainesville. Police say he was driving in the dark without his headlights on when his car collided with a Chevy Tahoe. A 5 month-old girl in the SUV was ejected and suffered serious injuries. She was taken to a hospital in Atlanta. Colin fled the scene on foot. He was later arrested and booked into the Hall County jail.

From the Hall Co Sheriff’s Office...

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit continues to investigate a recent hit-and-

Deputies had arrested him Rigoberto Osorio-Colin on the morning of Aug. 14, following the Friday night, Aug. 13, wreck on Ga. 60/Queen City Parkway.

According to the initial investigation, the at-fault driver was traveling south on Queen City Parkway in a 2007 Hyundai Sonata (car) without its headlights on. The driver of the victims’ vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe (SUV), was northbound on Queen City Parkway and attempting to turn left onto Aviation Boulevard. The at-fault driver’s car crashed into the SUV, whose driver had the right of way. The car driver ran away from the accident scene on foot.

During the collision, a five-month-old baby girl was ejected from the SUV and suffered visible injuries. A passing taxi driver drove the three SUV occupants, including the infant and two adults, to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The baby was then flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment.

Investigators responded to the crash scene, and a Sheriff’s Office K9 unit attempted to locate the suspect. Approximately an hour after the wreck, a man called from a residence in the 2,000 block of Broadway Place to report a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was the same Hyundai involved in the crash. Deputies responded to the home and met with the caller, later identified as Rigoberto Osorio-Colin.

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