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Teens charged in Bonaire roadway shooting that ended with a wreck

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Two teens were arrested Tuesday after a shooting Sunday evening that resulted in a 17-year-old crashing his truck.

Yussef John Daniel and Alexander Nash Holton, both 19, are each charged with aggravated assault in the shooting that occurred at Ga. 96 and Peach Blossom Road, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The 17-year-old victim, standing by his wrecked, bullet-riddled F-150 truck, told deputies he was in the Kroger parking lot near Butten Drive, turning onto Ga. 96, when a white Ford Explorer almost hit his truck, according to the news release.

The teen told the deputy he yelled out the window “watch where you’re driving,” before turning east onto Ga. 96, according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.

While turning onto Peach Blossom Road, the 17-year-old, whose name the sheriff’s office did not release, saw the passenger in the Explorer was holding a gun, the news release said.

The teen told deputies the Explorer tried to hit his truck even after he had turned into a subdivision. He lost control of his truck and hit a ditch as he was turning back onto Peach Blossom Road, the report said.

Witnesses helped deputies develop leads and arrest warrants were signed Monday for Daniel, of Bonaire, and Holton, of Elko. The two remained in jail without bond Tuesday and additional charges are pending.

What prompted the shooting is still being investigated. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 478-542-2085.

Laura Corley covers education news for The Telegraph, where she advocates for government transparency and writes about issues affecting today’s youth. She grew up in Middle Georgia and graduated from Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.

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