A 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 7-year-old on Saturday afternoon was arrested at a house Monday night in Houston County.
He’s accused of shooting in the head 7-year-old Edgerin Wallace about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Hawkins neighborhood. Wallace is in critical condition at a Macon hospital.
Wallace’s mother, 36-year-old Shatoya Jackson, told deputies that her 18-year-old son, Sheddrick Wallace, ran inside their Woolfolk Street house and told her Barnes had shot at him, according to a Bibb County sheriff deputy’s report.
Jackson told deputies she, Edgerin and another man drove a Honda Civic to Barnes’ house at 379 Fulton Street to confront him, the report said.
She said Barnes walked toward the car, grabbed her arm through the passenger window and told her, “You better get from around here or I’ll shoot you too,” the report said.
“That’s when he pulled out a small silver handgun and shot the rear glass window while Ms. Jackson was driving away ... striking Edgerin Wallace in the left temple of his head,” a deputy wrote in the report.
Jackson drove her wounded son to a Macon hospital.
According to arrest warrants, Barnes pointed the gun at Jackson and 34-year-old Keonis Mann, a passenger in the car, before pulling the trigger.
Before that, according to warrants, Barnes was spotted in a grassy field near Woolfolk and Lexington streets “firing multiple gunshots at 18-year-old Ricky Lowder, 20-year-old Deundrae Gay and Sheddrick Wallace” as the three sat outside a Woolfolk Street house house in a tan Lincoln Towncar.
Barnes is charged with first degree cruelty to children, attempted murder and five counts of aggravated assault.
With a single black tear tattoo below his right eye, he refused a commitment hearing at which police would explain why they arrested him.
Bibb County Magistrate Court Judge Edgely Meyers said bond will be set by a superior court judge.