Someone fired gunshots early Wednesday morning at the family home of a teen charged with aggravated assault on Christmas Eve, according to a Macon police report.
The report said shots were fired just after midnight at the Houston Avenue residence of the mother of Zackery Dewayne Guyton, 17, who has been charged by Macon police with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime in last Saturday’s shooting of Quintavious Hutchings, 18, at a residence on Antioch Road.
Guyton is currently out on $15,360 bond after being released Monday from the Bibb County jail.
No one was reported injured in the latest shooting. According to the report, Guyton’s brother Dominique told officers that he and Zackery Guyton were smoking marijuana with a friend when they asked another friend to get some Advil from her apartment. She had been gone for about 10 minutes when they had a knock on the door.
Dominique Guyton told officers he looked through the door’s peephole and saw a figure wearing a hooded sweatshirt standing at the door. The report said Zackery Guyton grabbed a kitchen knife and stood beside his brother when someone started shooting at the house.
Arjun Kapoor, the attorney who represented Guyton at his bond hearing for the Christmas Eve shooting charges, said that during the Hutchings shooting, Guyton and his brother were threatened by Hutchings.
“Basically, the defense’s position is that (Guyton) acted in self-defense after (Hutchings) threatened them with an AK-47,” Kapoor said.
Kapoor said there have been acts of intimidation against the Guytons and other witnesses, including Wednesday’s shooting at their home. Kapoor said a defense witness also apparently left Bibb County before he could testify at the bond hearing.
A police report said investigators found an AK-47 and a .357-caliber handgun at the first crime scene, and that Hutchings had crack cocaine and marijuana in his pants pocket when officers found him.
Hutchings had been listed in critical condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, but a police news release Wednesday morning stated his condition had improved and that he was talking with investigators.
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