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Fort Valley police want to know who was in brawl

Fort Valley police are seeking help in identifying people involved in a fight outside a Fort Valley night club early Sunday. One person was shot. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Fort Valley police at 478-825-3383, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.
Fort Valley police are seeking help in identifying people involved in a fight outside a Fort Valley night club early Sunday. One person was shot. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Fort Valley police at 478-825-3383, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Fort Valley police are trying to identify people involved in a fight Sunday night.

Footage from the brawl was posted on Facebook.

Gunfire can be heard on the video of the fight outside FaceZ Nightclub and Lounge at 115 East Main St.

The person who posted the video on his Facebook page has since taken it down.

Deterran Williams, 19, of Dry Branch, was shot in the upper arm. He was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon where he was treated and released, according to a police news release.

Fort Valley police were on a traffic stop near the intersection of Main Street and Lowe Street when the fight broke out shortly before 2 a.m.

“I saw several people exit club FaceZ,” Officer Laura Barron wrote in a police report. “A crowd of people was walking towards our location when unknown persons began to fight. ... The suspects began to fight, disregarding the fact that we were in the area.”

Officers called for backup.

“It was a chaotic scene,” Fort Valley Public Safety Director Lawrence Spurgeon said.

He initially thought there were two separate fights back-to-back within a block of each other. But after reviewing the video, it looks like there may have been one big brawl.

The wounded Williams went up to an officer who remained on scene with those arrested in the traffic stop, Spurgeon said.

Police posted images of people involved in the fight on the agency’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, along with a news release. Police asked for the public’s help identifying the people.

Also, Spurgeon said he expects the incident to come up at the annual review of the club’s alcohol license. Club owner Kelvin Davis was not reached for comment.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fort Valley Police Department at 478-825-3383, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser

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