15-year-old Warnock campaigner shot through door by homeowner, deputies say

A man was arrested after police said he shot a teen campaigning for the upcoming run-off election Thursday night.

Savannah police said the 15-year-old was at a residence on Hartridge Street where he was campaigning for Senator Raphael Warnock.

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Officers said while the teen was at the front door, 42-year-old Jimmy Paiz shot the teen through the closed door, hitting him in the leg.

When they arrived, authorities said officers quickly found Paiz at home and arrested him.

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The teen, who has not been identified, was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

“I am saddened to learn about this incident. I am praying for the victim and their family and wish them a full recovery,” Senator Warnock said in a statement.

Paiz was booked into the Chatham County Jail and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

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Authorities said there is no indication that the shooting was politically-motivated.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Tip Line at 912-525-3124.

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