Brothers accused in shooting incident outside WR convenience store

WARNER ROBINS -- An arrest has been made and authorities are looking for a second suspect in a Jan. 18 incident in which shots were fired into an occupied car parked at a Warner Robins convenience store and gas station.

Quentin Lamar Allen, 19, of Warner Robins, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime in relation to the shooting incident at the Sunoco at 2216 Watson Blvd., Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Robert Clark said Wednesday.

Allen also was charged with theft by taking a motor vehicle and aggravated assault in an unrelated incident Jan. 15, Clark said.

Also, an arrest warrant has been issued for Quartez James Allen, 20, the brother of Quentin Lamar Allen, on the charge of party to the crime of aggravated assault in the shooting incident.

Quentin Lamar Allen is accused of firing into a gold 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis in connection with some sort of dispute he and his brother had with two people inside the car, investigators said. Benjamin Jackson, 25, of Kathleen, and Ja’Corey English, 17, of Warner Robins, who were inside the car, were not injured in the 8 p.m. incident.

Several shots were likely fired from a handgun, with one round striking the right rear passenger door and penetrating the vehicle, according to sheriff’s investigator Lt. Jon Holland.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident or the whereabouts of Quartez James Allen is asked to call Houston County sheriff’s Sgt. Angel Nunez at (478) 542-2085.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.