Authorities arrested a Doraville, Ga., man late Saturday after they say he shot a Harlem area stop sign from the back seat of a car while intoxicated.
Edgar Lugo Guiterrez, 22, of Buford Highway, was charged with criminal trespass.
At about 10:30 p.m., a woman living on Haverhill Drive said someone was firing gunshots from a vehicle. She heard the shots while inside her home. When she came outside, the woman said she saw a car turning onto Harlem-Grovetown Road toward Harlem.
Another witness heard the gunshots, called 911 and followed the Lincoln Navigator he saw leaving.
On Haverhill Road, deputies found five .380 caliber shell casings, a projectile and bullet holes through a stop sign.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper located and stopped the vehicle in Thomson. The deputy met with the trooper, who detained the driver and three passengers. The driver said she heard loud noises and saw that Guiterrez, who was seated behind her, had a gun. She said Guiterrez, her boyfriend, likely shot the sign because he said he wanted to.
Guiterrez and another passenger handling the gun with were too intoxicated to give a statement to deputies.
Authorities also found an empty box of Winchester .380-caliber ammunition and a bullet on the floor where Guiterrez was sitting.
Guiterrez was transferred from the Columbia County Detention Center Monday to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and also is being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to jailers.