A 17-year-old has been arrested in the Jan. 26 shooting of another teenager over a cell phone in a public housing development in Warner Robins, police said.
Keith Montrell Strozier of Warner Robins was charged with aggravated battery. He is accused of shooting 17-year-old Jade Danielly once in the buttocks, Warner Robins police Lt. Chris Rooks said Thursday.
Danielly remains in stable condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Rooks said.
Strozier also was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. He is accused of pointing the gun and firing shots at 26-year-old Jerome Walker and a 16-year-old.
The shooting took place at Iverness Avenue and Galan Way where police responded to a 911 call in November of shots being fired and where fights broke out among a large gathering of people. Gang activity has been reported in the area in the past, police said.
However, the shooting was determined not to have been related to the November incident nor was it gang related, Rooks said.
Strozier had left his cell phone at home and when he returned to get it, the cell phone was gone and he thought Walker had stolen it, Rooks siad.
Walker, Danielly and the teenager were out in front of a Galan Way home when Strozier confronted Walker and started shooting, the detective said.
Strozier was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a relative’s home in Warner Robins by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Strozier was being held Thursday in the Houston County jail without bond, Rooks said.
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