ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46) -- Police have arrested a man accused of shooting a University of Georgia student during an armed robbery in Athens Monday morning.

The student remains hospitalized after being shot multiple times in what police said was the first of two armed robbery attempts in the same area.

During a Tuesday morning press conference, Athens-Clarke County Police announced the arrested of 20 year-old Zarren Garner of Athens.

Zarren Garner

Garner was taken into custody around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday and is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of armed robbery.

The incident allegedly happened around 7:15 a.m. at the bus stop on the 2100 block of South Milledge Avenue. 

The department said deputies were headed to another armed robbery in the area when they found the body of a 22 year-old man, later identified as Tate Prezzano.

A source told CBS46, Prezzano was in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. The source said Prezzano was shot three times, once in the back of the head, one in the neck and one in the shoulder.

Doctors said they believe Prezzano will recover, but has a long road ahead of him. 

Prezzano is graduating from the University of Georgia in just a couple of weeks.

Below you will see a report on the number of reported crimes vs. the number of arrest in Athens. Mobile and app users click here to see the interactive data.

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