Four teenagers have been indicted in connection with a shooting near the Black Velvet Lounge following a September birthday party.
Charles Iwo, 17, of Captain Kell Drive; Jamarkus Lagara Adams, 17, of Pio Nono Circle; Nickholas Jones, 17, of Pio Nono Avenue; and Yovanis Quentez Whisby, 18, of Newberry Avenue, are charged with six counts of aggravated assault and one count of participation in criminal street gang activity, according to Bibb County Superior Court records.
About 200 people attended a birthday party at the lounge, located at the corner of Broadway and Raines Avenue, on Sept. 19. Just before midnight, a fight broke out and everyone inside was asked to leave the club, formerly known as Tee’s Lounge, according to police.
Minutes later, six people who had left the party in a Chevrolet Blazer stopped on Raines Avenue to talk with a group of women who also were leaving the party. Several shots were fired from a vacant building behind the nightclub, and the vehicle was struck multiple times.
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Kendrick Murray, 17, was inside the vehicle and was shot in the face. Darrlyn Jones, 17, was shot in the head. Both survived the shooting.
Iwo and Jones are being held at the Bibb County jail without bond. Adams is being held on $22,200 bond and Whisby is being held on $27,700 bond, according to jail records.
Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report.
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