Teens arrested in connection with shots fired in Warner Robins neighborhood

bpurser@macon.comMay 1, 2014 

WARNER ROBINS - Officers responding to a 911 call of shots fired Friday afternoon in Orchard Way have arrested a 17-year-old as the shooter.

Witnesses told police that a group of people were in a nearby park and then heard gunshots shortly after 3 p.m., a Warner Robins police news release stated. One of the witnesses identified the teenager, Damrea Anderson, as the shooter.

The firearm was found in his bookbag when Officer Christopher Davis located him, the release stated.

Anderson was charged with reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18, the release stated.

Two others, Deron Williams, 17, and a 16-year-old male were charged with party to the crime of reckless conduct and possession of a firearm under 18.

No one was injured in the incident, the release stated.

Last month, 22-year-old Corey Landry was shot on the front porch of his home in his doorway in the 200-block of Orchard Way.

His home, which he shares with his father and siblings, is among 20 Habitat for Humanity homes in Wellston Villas that stretches along Orchard Way.

Tim Prior, Habit’s execution director, approached the Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency later the same morning about problems in the neighborhood, including gunfire. He said he was unaware of the shooting when he went before the RDA.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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