By Alan Mauldin

MOULTRIE — An argument led to gunfire on Oscar Weeks Road on Friday night, with two people firing weapons but no injuries reported.

According to the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office, Jesus Gilberto Alarcon and Jonathan Ramos got into an argument in the 200 block of Oscar Weeks Road where there is a cement block house, mobile home and travel trailer in close proximity. Alarcon lived about a quarter mile away from that location and the gunfire erupted at about 10:20.

“Essentially what we have is two individuals who got into an argument,” sheriff’s Inv. Randy Rakestraw said. “Both people had been drinking. Some words were exchanged. Alarcon left the scene, went to his house and came back with a 9 mm handgun.”

Ramos told police that Alarcon started firing at him from about 50 yards away.

“He can hear bullets going by his head,” Rakestraw said. “The victim gets his own handgun. He stated he fired two seven-round magazines into the air in hopes of getting Mr. Alarcon to leave.”

At some point as Ramos was hiding behind a residence a bullet was fired through it. Another bullet was fired into an unoccupied mobile home. Alarcon eventually stopped firing and walked back home.

Officers found evidence at the scene tying Alarcon’s weapon to the shooting, Rakestraw said.

“I was able to retrieve shell casings that matched the loaded weapon we found at Alarcon’s residence,” he said. “Alarcon left and went back home where deputies found him a short time later.”

Alarcon, 42, 5695 Cool Springs Road, was charged with aggravated assault.

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