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Local UGA student shot, robbed in Athens
Christopher Burnett, left, and Termedric Faust are suspected of assaulting and robbing Robert Collins. - photo by Photo provided.

A Richmond Hill resident was shot during a robbery Feb. 4 in Athens.

According to the report from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Robert Collins flagged down a vehicle driven by an Athens resident near Trail Creek Park on Trail Creek Street.

The reporting officer wrote that Collins had blood all over the front of his shirt, seemed incoherent and said he was in extreme pain.

Collins, who was delivering pizza to a residence on Branch Street before the assault, said he was put into the trunk of his car by two males who then beat him with baseball bats. He also said his cellphone was stolen.

Another officer cut Collins’ shirt and found what appeared to be a gunshot wound in Collins’ right arm.

A .40-caliber shell casing was found next to the driver’s-side door of Collins’ vehicle, and another casing was found inside the vehicle.
EMS transported Collins, who was discovered to have multiple wounds from gunfire, to Athens Regional Medical Center.

Detectives later determined that about $80 in cash and the pizzas Collins was delivering also were taken.

Multiple media reports said Collins, 19, is from Richmond Hill. The police report has his vehicle tags as being from Bryan County.

Collins was released from the hospital Tuesday, according to Athens-Clark police Lt. Michael A. Tyndell.

The suspects — Christopher Burnett, 16, and Termedric Faust, 32, both of Athens — have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Burnett was arrested without incident, while Faust was located in Augusta.

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